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
12/11/14 - G Mike Iupati has been a limited participant at practice this week because of an elbow injury he suffered Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. The 49ers are being cautious with their key offensive lineman. The injury is not considered to be serious and Iupati is expected to play this week against Seattle.
12/10/14 - G Mike Iupati was a limited participant at practice Wednesday because of an elbow injury he suffered Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. The injury is not considered to be serious and Iupati is expected to play this week against Seattle.
12/08/14 - G Mike Iupati hyperextended his left elbow in the third quarter of Sunday's loss at Oakland. After sitting out almost a full quarter, Iupati was able to return to the game for the final period. The injury is not considered to be serious.
11/28/14 - G Mike Iupati suffered a right shoulder stinger during the 19-3 loss to Seattle on Thursday night. Iupati missed only three snaps in the game, and the injury is not expected to affect his status for next week's game at Oakland.
10/29/14 - G Mike Iupati was cleared to return to the team after having suffered a concussion in the 49ers' win over the St. Louis Rams in Week 6. Iupati practiced Wednesday and is slated to start Sunday in the rematch with the Rams.