"In terms of what we did, it gave us flexibility," Lynch told Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area on Wednesday at Ohio State's Pro Day. "We had some ideas of areas where we had to get better. And what we did gave us flexibility to just focus on going out and getting the best player available, particularly with that top spot, regardless of the position."
To that end, the 49ers met with OSU edge-rusher Nick Bosa in Ohio Wednesday. Bosa remains the most predicted player to land in San Francisco at this stage -- assuming Arizona takes QB Kyler Murray at No. 1. Teams can't ever have too many pass rushers, so adding Bosa to Ford wouldn't be a misuse of assets.
The previous day, Lynch and his brass met with Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, another option high in the draft to upgrade a defense that sorely needed help last year.
Needs remain on the roster, but the 49ers shelled out a significant amount of money to ensure they'd have the flexibility to go several directions at the top of the first round and beyond.