The 49ers are allowed to host 30 draft-eligible players at their team facility. Here’s the list of visitors, which can’t be made beyond April 19.
S Jamal Adams, LSU
Adams has to be considered one of the favorites to be taken at pick No. 2 because of the importance of his position and because his leadership skills are so strong. More than anything else, John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan are revamping the 49ers’ team culture this season. Adams (6-0, 214) had 76 tackles, one interception and four pass break-ups last season. Source: NFL Network
DL Jonathan Allen, Alabama
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Allen (6-3, 286) was extremely disruptive in Alabama’s stellar defense, finishing the 2016 season with 18 tackles for loss and 10 1/2 sacks. He projects to left defensive end -- what the 49ers call ‘big end’ -- or defensive tackle in the 49ers’ scheme. He perhaps has better size to play on the interior than Stanford’s Solomon Thomas, but also is not overly bulky and has additional red flags because of shoulder issues. Allen is scheduled to visit April 13. Source: NFL Network
S Budda Baker, Washington
He’s undersized at 5-10, 193 pounds, but Baker has the leadership skills the 49ers seem to be seeking and is a good fit as the so-called “single-high safety” the 49ers want to use. That position must be able to cover a lot of ground and make plays on the ball. Baker, who drew comparisons to Seahawks’ safety Earl Thomas while at Washington, had two interceptions and six pass break ups last year. Source: NFL Network
RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State
LSU’s Leonard Fournette is considered the best running back in the draft and has been linked to the 49ers, but Cook may be the better fit. Shanahan likes runners who can catch the ball out of the backfield, and Cook had 33 receptions for 488 yards last year for the Seminoles. He also has had several surgeries and run ins with police (no convictions) since high school, which is perhaps the reason the 49ers wanted to see him in person. Source: NBC Bay Area
G/T Dion Dawkins, Temple.
At 6-4, 314 pounds with 35-inch arms, Dawkins is a powerfully built lineman who played his last two seasons at Temple at left tackle. With top-flight tackles and guards becoming scarce in the NFL, Dawkins is someone who could tempt the 49ers, perhaps in the second or third rounds. He projects to guard or right tackle in the NFL. The 49ers currently have very little depth behind starting tackles Joe Staley and Trent Brown. Source: The Bee.
G Dan Feeney, Indiana
Feeney has good size (6-4, 305) and good arm length at nearly 34 inches. He allowed no sacks at right guard in 2015 but was asked to play right tackle at times this past year. Experts feel he’d be best in a zone-blocking scheme, which is what the 49ers will wun this season. Source: Draft Analyst.
LB Reuben Foster, Alabama
He’s considered the best middle linebacker in the draft and has drawn comparisons to ex-49ers star Patrick Willis. There are negatives, however, including his size (229 pounds), recent shoulder surgery and a flap with a hospital technician at the NFL Scouting Combine that resulted in Foster being sent home early from Indianapolis. Given NaVorro Bowman’s injury history, Foster is someone the 49ers must consider with their first-round pick, especially if they end up trading back in the round. Source: ESPN.
RB Leonard Fournette, LSU
The big running back is considered the top player at his position in this year’s draft and there has been steady chatter the 49ers could take him with the second overall pick. Fournette (6-0, 235) is likely best as a between-the-tackles bruiser, but did show good hands at his pro day earlier this month. Shanahan’s offense works best with a tailback who can catch the ball. Source: NBC Bay Area.
RB Kareem Hunt, Toledo.
Hunt (5-10, 216) rushed for 1,475 yards last season with 10 touchdowns, and perhaps nearly as important on a Shanahan-coached team, he added 41 receptions for 403 yards and a touchdown. Both Shanahan and his dad, Mike, got excellent production from runners who were drafted in the middle or late rounds of the draft. Hunt is expected to be a mid-round selection. Source: ESPN
TE George Kittle, Iowa.
He played in a pro-style offense at Iowa and already is adept at blocking. Kittle (6-4, 247) also put up impressive numbers at last month's scouting combine, running his 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds -- third best among tight ends this year -- and posting an 11-foot broad jump. Kittle had 22 catches for 314 yards and four touchdowns in 2016 despite being slowed by a foot injury the second half of the season. Source: The Bee.
CB Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State
The athletic Lattimore (6-0, 193) is considered the best cornerback in the draft, and unless the 49ers traded back in the first round, they would have to take him with their No. 2 overall pick. Lattimore, however, doesn’t have a lot of experience and has healthy with hamstring problems throughout college. He was an All-Big Ten selection in 2016 and had four interceptions and nine pass breakups in Ohio State’s talented secondary. Source: The NFL Network
LB Elijah Lee, Kansas State
Speedy but undersized (6-3, 228) who projects to a weak-side linebacker in the 49ers’ system. He had a team-high 110 tackles last season while also adding two interceptions. Source: Lee’s agent.
S Obi Melinfonwu, UConn.
He’s a big-bodied safety (6-4, 224) who could perhaps fill the strong-safety role in San Francisco that Kam Chancellor plays in Seattle. Other teams are interested in whether Melifonwu, who ran his 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, can become a press cornerback. Melifonwu had perhaps the most impressive scouting combine of any prospect in 2017, coming up with the top mark in the vertical jump 44 inches and broad jump (11 feet, nine inches). He’s also visited the Seahawks. Source: The Bee
S Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
He played inside linebacker last year because Michigan needed his speed at that position. But he has the size (5-11, 213) of a safety, which he played his first two seasons at Michigan. Peppers also is an excellent punt returner, averaging 14.8 yards last season with a touchdown. Like Melifonwu and Adams, he could play the strong safety position in San Francisco and also work as a nickel cornerback. The Bee.
T Cam Robinson, Alabama
The 49ers have two good starters at tackle in Joe Staley and Trent Brown, but very little depth behind them. They’d be smart to begin finding that depth and Robinson (6-2, 322) could be someone who tempts them. Robinson has rare size but he might not be as athletic as some other tackles in a draft that isn’t considered very deep at the position. Source: NFL Network
T/G David Sharpe, Florida
Like another former Florida player, Trent Brown, Sharpe is massive (6-6, 343) with notably long arms (35 3/8 inches) that evaluators love to see. He played left tackle the last two seasons but might be better suited for the right side in the NFL. Source: The Tampa Times
G Nico Siragusa, San Diego State
The 49ers obviously are looking at interior offensive linemen and Siragusa (6 foot 4, 319 pounds) is one of the ones on their list. A very strong run blocker with the Aztecs, Siragusa started 41 games at left guard and was a third-team AP all-American slection last year. Source: NBC Bay Area
CB Teez Tabor, Florida
He’s one of several cornerback prospects the 49ers have taken a look at who have the size (6-0, 199) to play press coverage in the team’s new defense. Tabor’s 40 time at the combine, 4.62 seconds, was concerning and scouts wonder about his ability to run with receivers deep down field. However, Tabor was productive throughout college, finishing last year with four interceptions and six pass break-ups. Source: The Bee
QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson
Unlike last season, the 49ers are doing plenty of homework on quarterbacks, including on prospects like Watson, UNC’s Mitch Trubisky and Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer who could be taken in the first two rounds. Watson worked out for the 49ers and Jets on March 22 and the 49ers already had a formal meeting with him at the scouting combine. Source: The Bee.
DE-LB Jordan Willis, Kansas State
The 49ers could use help at both of their edge positions, strong-side linebacker and ‘elephant’ defensive end. Willis (6-4, 255) was one of the more athletic defensive linemen at the scouting combine and had 11 sacks last year at Kansas State. Source: The Bee
CB Ahkello Witherspoon, Colorado
The Sacramento product has excellent size at 6-3, 198 pounds, especially for the type of press coverage the 49ers would like to play this season. They are looking for someone who can start opposite Rashard Robinson, who has a similar build. The 49ers also will have a workout for Witherspoon’s secondary mate, Chidobe Awuzie, because Awuzie is from San Jose and is eligible. Source: The Bee