Data Scout Notes: AP1st/WCamp1st/1stC/AFCA/OutlandFinalist/PLombardi/POutland/2nd team
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
10/05/15 - LG Mike Iupati looked rusty in his season debut against the Rams. Iupati missed the first three games after undergoing knee surgery in training camp.
10/01/15 - G Mike Iupati (knee) remained limited in practice this week. Most likely, he will have to be a full participant in practice before he makes his season debut.
09/29/15 - G Mike Iupati (knee) is questionable to make his season's debut this week. Iupati, who had meniscus repaired, has practiced on a limited basis the past two weeks. Ted Larsen continues to start in his place.
09/27/15 - LG Mike Iupati desperately wanted to play Sunday against his former team, but said his surgically-repaired left knee needed at least one more week to fully heal and get stronger. "It was really close," coach Bruce Arians said. "He just came to me and said he wasn't quite ready. He didn't feel like he had enough power in that leg. You always go with the player in that situation and I trust the guys that are out there." Ted Larsen is starting at guard until Iupati is able to return.
09/23/15 - G Mike Iupati is expected to start against the 49ers, his old team. Iupati missed the first two games of the season with a knee problem.