Scout: Iupati a guard, not tackle

INDIANAPOLIS -- One NFL scout's opinion is just that and not a consensus, but one I spoke with Friday thought Idaho guard Mike Iupati did not project as a tackle prospect in the NFL.

That is something to keep in mind as the 49ers consider options at right tackle.

This scout and others I've spoken with also saw no comparisons between Iupati and 2001 Seahawks first-round choice Steve Hutchinson, a player scouts considered much more ready to step in right away.

I think Iupati could make sense for the Cardinals at No. 26, if he's available.