49ers veteran says team needs to address this position in draft

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Robert Gould has revealed what area he believes the San Francisco 49ers should address in the upcoming draft—in case you were dying to know the kicker’s thoughts on the topic. The 39-year-old veteran has been with the Niners since 2017 and shared his thoughts on him during the ClubCorps Classic golf event in Texas.

“You’ve got to look at the corner position, something that we were a little thin at last year,” Gould told Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “The safety position is probably another one that we will look at. I’m sure they always try to get some O-linemen and D-linemen.”

While the 49ers’ pass defense ranked No. 6 in the NFL last season, the team lost starting cornerback Jason Verrett during Week 1. San Francisco is expected to bolster the defensive backfield in the draft, including the safety position. Jaquiski Tartt remains a free agent, while Jimmie Ward is entering the final year of his contract.

The offensive and defensive lines are among the team’s perceived needs. The 49ers could add a pass rusher to complement Nick Bosa and should address the inside of the offensive line.

“As long as they don’t draft a kicker, we are in good shape,” Gould added.

The 49ers don’t own a first-round selection. Their first selection comes in the second round with the No. 61 overall pick.

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