The 49ers will get their money’s worth from their two first-round picks this year.
Mike Singletary formally named guard Mike Iupati (taken No. 17 overall) and tackle Anthony Davis (taken No. 11 overall) starters on Monday. Singletary wants both players to get enough preparation for the season.
“We have to give them the reps that they need to adjust and be ready,”
Singletary said. “We have to give them all the reps that we can possibly
give them in order to give them time.”
Davis has received mixed reviews for his play at right tackle thus far, and appears to have a steeper learning curve. The 49ers made a strong statement about what kind of team they would be with their top two picks this year.
The success of Iupati and Davis to live up to their billing will go a long way towards the 49ers realizing their expectations this year.