SANTA CLARA -- With their final selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, the 49ers selected fullback Trey Millard of Oklahoma with the No. 245 overall selection.
6 foot 2
Selection: Seventh round, No. 245 overall
Chosen ahead of . . . OT Charles Leno (Boise State), OLB Michael Sam (Missouri).
College career: He made only 18 career starts and never had double-digit starts in any season. His college career ended in October when he sustained an injury that included multiple ligament tears, including the ACL. His most productive season was in 2012 when he carried 33 times for 198 yards.
Scouting report: “Millard is a Swiss army knife on the roster with the ability to impact the offense in a number of ways, also making plays on special teams coverage. He is quick-footed and agile with smooth hips and balance, but is limited in the speed department and can be caught from behind. Millard has good core strength with initial power as a ballcarrier and blocker. He is a gritty football player and open- minded to play wherever teams want, serving as a versatile threat whenever on the field. Millard is the type who can be the unsung hero of a team and carve out a niche as a 10-year pro, doing his best work as a pass-catcher – does a lot of things well, enough to be drafted despite the knee injury and earn his keep on a roster.” – NFLDraftScout.com
How he fits: Millard can be used in a lot of different ways. He has value as a linebacker, long-snapper and tight end. In order to stick with the 49ers, he must also be a core special-teams player. It’s highly unlikely Millard can challenge starting fullback Bruce Miller, whom the 49ers signed to a contract extension this offseason.