With the No. 199 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have selected Jason Slowey, center out of Western Oregon. He's the second offensive lineman drafted so far, joining guard Joe Looney out of Wake Forest, a fourth round draftee. They're both interior linemen, which is significant, considering the 49ers don't presently have a starter at right guard.
It'll be interesting to see how this all works out - Daniel Kilgore is the presumed starter, but he was just a fifth round pick from a year ago himself, so he's not locked in by any means. He was initially expected to compete for the spot with Alex Boone, the team's swing tackle, but with two interior linemen now drafted, it looks like Boone might be better-suited being the ever-important swing tackle.
It's possible that the 49ers also made this move specifically for depth - Slowey is a center and the 49ers currently don't have a backup center, with Jonathan Goodwin being the only guy holding down the middle of the line.
49ers 2012 NFL Draft Haul
No. 30 (First Round): WR A.J. Jenkins, Illinois Fighting Illini
No. 61 (Second Round): RB LaMichael James, Oregon Ducks
No. 117 (Fourth Round): OG Joe Looney, Wake Forest Demon Deacons
No. 165 (Fifth Round): OLB Darius Fleming, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
No. 180 (Sixth Round): S Trent Robinson, Michigan State Spartans
No. 199 (Sixth Round): C Jason Slowey, Western Oregon