DL injected with speed on Draft Day 1 Premium Story

Two quick DL drafted to go alongside Andre Carter
Two quick DL drafted to go alongside Andre Carter
By Craig Massei

Date: Apr 26, 2003

SFI told you before the NFL draft that the 49ers' top priority was to improve along the defensive line. And, after a top OT prospect fell into their lap in Round 1, the Niners spent the rest of the day addressing their most urgent concern, grabbing DT Anthony Adams in the second round and DE Andrew Williams in the third. What do those two have in common? Speed. And pass-rushing ability. "To help ourselves that much defensively is really going to make a difference," coach Dennis Erickson said.

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