2007 NFL draft/Positional analysis: DTs Premium Story

49ers must consider risk/reward factor with Branch
49ers must consider risk/reward factor with Branch
By John Holler
Date: Apr 21, 2007

When asked this week if the 49ers would take Michigan stud Alan Branch with the No. 11 overall pick if he's available, team personnel chief Scot McCloughan replied, "Maybe we will. Why not?" Even if the Niners don't take Branch, they appear likely to grab a DT somewhere in this year's college lottery. Here, we analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the draft's top 10 interior defensive linemen.

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