Sunday, July 8, 2012
Mike Iupati, LG Underpaid San Francisco 49er
The 49ers drafted the former Idaho Vandal 17th overall in hopes that they could transform the 6'5", 331-pound mauling guard into an All-Pro-caliber force on the gridiron.
After just two seasons, Iupati is heading firmly in that direction.
Iupati is already one of the nastiest and most effective run-blocking guards the NFL has to offer. B/R's Matt Miller ranked him as the second-best left guard in the league for the 2011 season.
Bonuses aside, Iupati will earn a measly base salary of $703,500 and ranks as just the 45th highest-paid guard in the NFL.
Surprisingly enough, he's just the second-most underpaid 49er on the current roster.
Can you guess who's No. 1? You'll find out soon enough.