Arik Armstead gets 2019 option picked up

The 49ers have made their call on their option on defensive lineman Arik Armstead‘s contract for the 2019 season.

Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma: He goes to Baltimore, where his late father, Orlando Zeus Brown, played for six years. This represents a nice recovery for the younger Brown, whose stock — he was once considered as a borderline first-round prospect — tanked after a disastrous combine. He’s massive (6-8, 345) and comes with Baker Mayfield’s stamp of approval. But Brown will have to redistribute some of that weight. 

Justin Jones, DT, North Carolina State: Another player who should caulk a run defense that was the AFC’s worst and gave up more yards per carry (4.9) than Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys any other team in the league.

The bulk of his work out of the backfield came after D’Onta Foreman went down with a torn Achilles in Week 11 and his spot on the depth chart behind Lamar Miller will likely be tied to how quickly Foreman is able to return to action in 2018.

Ian Thomas’ parents died from illnesses when he was young. He was Best Place For Cheap Jerseys raised by older siblings in Baltimore, worked his way up the JUCO ranks and emerged as a starter for the Hoosiers last season, catching 25 passes for 376 yards and five touchdowns. Thomas is a well-built athlete who blocks well, but his best NFL attributes are his soft hands and ability to both snatch balls from the air in traffic and make difficult over-the-shoulder catches. Thomas looks a little like Keith Jackson, the 1980s-’90s tight end who caught few passes at Oklahoma but became a star for the Eagles, Dolphins and Packers.

That’s a really optimistic high-upside projection for a raw prospect, but Thomas has an intriguing skillset. A strong pick as insurance and an eventual replacement for soon-to-be broadcaster Greg Olsen, and a useful role player in the meantime. Grade: A.

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