INDIANAPOLIS — The spread offenses that dominate the NCAA produce a parade of points but also prospects that aren't quite ready for the NFL.
Quarterbacks have to learn to line up under center and scan the field while backpedaling. Running backs have to learn to scurry straight ahead. Wide receivers have to dramatically expand their route tree.
"The football being played from the high school level to the college level is a different brand of football than they're going to be asked to play," 49ers general manager John Lynch said.
Nowhere is that gulf more evident than in the trenches where the vast majority of offensive linemen are no longer the...