Why Ian Williams Is the San Francisco 49ers’ Best Fit at Nose Tackle

June 17, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Nose tackle has been a position of intrigue for the San Francisco 49ers for the past two offseasons. Ian Williams has long been considered to be the guy to anchor the defensive line but, for a number of different reasons, has not been able to make the position his own. That should change in 2015.
Williams won a position battle with Dorsey in 2013 but saw his season ended by an ankle injury sustained in the Week 2 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The former Notre Dame player was handed the job in 2014 due to a biceps injury suffered by Dorsey. However, he again failed to complete the season because of a fractured lower left leg, with Quinton Dial filling in for the remainder of the campaign.
At this time, Williams, Dorsey and Dial are all poised to be healthy for training camp, when the starting job in the middle of the D-line will once again likely be up for grabs. And it is Williams who is the best fit to be the No. 1 guy at nose tackle in 2015.
While there are sure to be ...

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