The 49ers selected Kaden Smith in the sixth round of the NFL Draft from Stanford, and he's likely the No. 3 tight end in San Francisco this season behind George Kittle and Garrett Celek. We don't expect Smith to get many targets as a rookie, and he's not worth drafting in most seasonal leagues. He's only worth a late-round flier in rookie-only drafts.
The 49ers selected Smith in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 176th overall. Smith is a former five-star recruit out who possesses favorable size at 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds. While he seemingly has upside as both a blocker and receiver, Smith didn't record any explosive metrics at the combine and wasn't particularly productive in the red zone at Stanford. With the 49ers, Smith seems to have decent odds of making the 53-man roster with little competition for the No. 3 tight end role behind George Kittle and Garrett Celek.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22||7.88|
|6||10/13||@Los Angeles Rams||23||7.89|
|12||11/24||Green Bay Packers||8||5.50|
|14||12/08||@New Orleans Saints||14||6.22|
|16||12/22||Los Angeles Rams||23||7.89|