49ers select G Joe Looney in 4th round of draft


SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have selected guard Joe Looney of Wake Forest in the fourth round of the NFL draft, adding depth to an offensive line that prides itself on a power running game.

San Francisco traded with Detroit to move up and select Looney with the 117th overall pick Saturday. The Niners sent their fourth-round pick (125) and a sixth-rounder (196) to the Lions.

The 6-foot-3, 318-pound Looney played left guard for the Demon Deacons but could have an immediate chance to start on the right side of the line. San Francisco lost right guard Adam Snyder to Arizona in free agency.

Looney's selection followed a series of trades by San Francisco to stockpile future picks.

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