Jeremy Zuttah won’t head up a new-look 49ers offensive line after all.
Zuttah’s history of success in a zone-heavy scheme made him a logical target for the middle of a front five that would pave the way for Kyle Shanahan’s system.
While the gamble didn’t pay off, the 49ers only had to swap a pair of late draft picks, moving back 12 spots in the sixth round, to keep the Ravens from releasing Zuttah in March.
Daniel Kilgore, who started a career-high 13 games for the 49ers last season, is now a clear favorite for the first-team center spot.
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