Javon Kinlaw's perfect team was 49ers in NFL draft, one writer claims

Alex Didion
NBC Sports BayArea

The 49ers' draft class has drawn rave reviews from pundits around the NFL.

Moving back from the No. 13 overall pick to No. 14 and still adding an elite talent like Javon Kinlaw was a victory for general manager John Lynch.

The match between the South Carolina product and the 49ers is a perfect fit, according to ESPN's Matt Bowen.

"I look at Kinlaw's combination of linear burst and power in San Francisco's multiple fronts," Bowen wrote. "That's where defensive coordinator Robert Saleh can scheme interior one-on-ones and use twist stunts to get Kinlaw in favorable pass-rush matchups. He's an ascending talent who can develop into an interior force, and he's a great fit in the middle of this loaded front seven."

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Kinlaw essentially replaces DeForest Buckner in San Francisco's defensive scheme after the Pro Bowl talent was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for the 13th pick.

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So not only does Kinlaw get to join one of the NFL's most proficient position groups, but he'll get meaningful reps due to Buckner's departure.

It sounds like a pretty ideal fit for both sides.

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