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Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Guard Mike Iupati -- The 49ers did not buy into the long-held belief that guards do not have value in the middle of the first round. The last guard who went this high in the draft was Steve Hutchinson in 2001, and he has been to seven Pro Bowls.
A closer look at the 49ers' picks: Round 1/17 -- Mike Iupati, OG, 6-5, 331, Idaho: The 49ers were prepared to take him with their first selection in the first round. They like his size and aggressive approach. But they'll have to harness his aggression. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Mike Iupati News
09/30/17 - LG Mike Iupati is likely headed for injured reserve and surgery after it was discovered that a bone spur had broken off near his right elbow and was cutting a tendon that had affected his triceps and forced him to miss the last two games. If Iupati tried to play through the injury, head coach Bruce Arians said Iupati ran the risk of having the tendon cut in half.
He will be out for a minimum of eight weeks, at best, Arians said.
With Iupati out, the Cardinals will turn to either John Wetzel, Will Holden or possibly Daniel Munyer. That's because Iupati's backup, veteran Alex Boone, is expected to be sidelined at least another week or two with a pectoral injury.
09/30/17 - The Arizona Cardinals placed offensive guard Mike Iupati on injured reserve Saturday with a tricep injury. To take the spot on the roster, the Cardinals promoted tackle/guard Vinston Painter from the practice squad. Iupati has a bone spur in his right elbow that has been cutting his tendon and surgery will repair it, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Friday. Iupati had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Being placed on IR means the earliest he can return is in eight weeks.
09/26/17 - LG Mike Iupati (triceps) did not play against Dallas.
09/17/17 - LG Mike Iupati and LT D.J. Humphries were replaced by Alex Boone and John Wetzel, respectively.
09/15/17 - LG Mike Iupati has had a setback with his triceps injury and won't play Sunday at the Colts. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by veteran Alex Boone, who joined the team two weeks ago after being released by the Vikings.
"It's football for him," head coach Bruce Arians said. "(Center) A.Q. (Shipley) is keeping him abreast, but he knows football so it's just a matter of learning our calls. It hasn't changed much for him. He's a very bright guy."