John Lynch believes everyone will see an improved Richard Sherman this season, which probably contributed to the club not being put on the defensive in the early rounds of the draft.
"I look out my window and he's been there for years, but he's right in front of the pack," said the 49ers General Manager. "He's pushing these guys. I think my own feeling is that we'll see a better version of Richard Sherman this year because he's a year off the process. He had this cleanup, but we'll see, but I'm hopeful. "
Chief coach Kyle Shanahan addressed the lack of 49er interception in 2018 and why building the line of defense should affect these statistics.
"If you've seen it this year, we set the record because we did not have it, and we signed Richard Sherman, who I thought was pretty good at scoring over his career." Shanahan said. "Well, if we had just done that this week, everyone would do that to solve your interception problem.
"He was in our team last year and has not lost many. I do not think that we have lost too many altogether. That should tell you something. We have to make the quarterback more messy, so he throws some wild passports coming to us, and if they fall too many, we'll have to drop our receivers there.
Lynch compared it to his own career and compared his time in Tampa against playing for the Denver Broncos.
"I'm thinking of my own experience," Lynch said. "I had more interceptions when I was in Tampa, I love the Denver Broncos and I love Mike Shanahan, but we did not have such a good D-Line, I love the guys I played with, but it was just a difference I was tickling a lot more because we did not have a D-line.
"I was back in Tampa and we beat the quarterback early and we hit him often, that's quarterbacks, so I think there's a correlation Now we have to show that there is a correlation. "
The 49ers made a draft against Virginia Harris cornerback Tim Harris towards the end of the sixth round, which Lynch considered non-disposable.
"Tim Harris" Very talented football player, we felt very good, "said Lynch," They just can not have enough good corners. They offer competition, sportiness and he is a profile we do not see. We're not married to this profile, but he sure has this profile at 6-foot-2, 200 and a kid that I think can run a 4.43.
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Shanahan added that they always try to improve in every position, and that It is good that it has become more difficult when they start their third season in Santa Clara.
"It's not the easiest thing in the world to summon a man who can just come in and defeat Richard Sherman, Jason Verrett, Ahkello (Witherspoon) and Tarvarius Moore," said Shanahan. "These are not easy things.
"If there are people you think are better than those you have and who make more sense than another position, then that's an easy decision. But you never go into something like, hey, we're not talking this year because we did something last year and you have to wait. They do the best at any time, whether it's trading, whether it's a freelance agency, whether it's the design, and in whatever round. You do the best and not every option is always there. "