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
10/29/14 - 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.
10/27/14 - OG Mike Iupati (concussion) returned to practice Monday.
10/22/14 - G Mike Iupati will use bye week to fully recover from a concussion suffered in the Week 6 win over St. Louis. After sitting out Sunday's loss at Denver, he is expected back at practice when the 49ers resume workouts next week.
10/20/14 - G Mike Iupati sat out Sunday's loss at Denver after sustaining a concussion six days earlier in the 49ers' win at St. Louis. Iupati is expected to be fully recovered by the time the 49ers, who have a bye this week, face the Rams in a rematch on Nov. 2.
10/16/14 - G Mike Iupati is following the NFL-mandated concussion protocol this week after suffering a head injury in Monday's win over the St. Louis Rams. He was not able to practice Wednesday or Thursday. The Monday-to-Sunday turnaround for the 49ers this week gives Iupati one fewer day to pass the required tests, making him less likely to face the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.