Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/19/13

Ian Williams hasn’t taken any snaps at nose tackle in his first two NFL seasons, but the 49ers gave him $1 million as part of a bonus in hopes making the transition. The 49ers need help on the defensive line after losing Isaac Sopoga departure to Philadelphia and Ricky Jean Francois leaving for Indianapolis in 2013 free agency. Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey is slated to start at nose. Justin Smith and Ray McDonald return at the defensive end starting spots on the 3-man line. The 49ers have the draft picks to re-stock their line in a strong class of linemen to strengthen the position due to a lack of depth. According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, the 49ers will focus on drafting defensive linemen in the 2013 NFL Draft. Maiocco writes: ‘If the 49ers stick with their top two picks at No 31 and 34, the defensive line is definitely in play. And there are a lot of different options. Sheldon Richardson (Missouri) is not expected to be available this late in the first round. But some of the options for the 49ers include Jesse Williams (Alabama), Sylvester Williams (North Carolina), Tank Carradine (Florida State), Datone Jones (UCLA), Margus Hunt (SMU) and Kawann Short (Purdue).’

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