Marcus Peters, perhaps the top cornerback in the draft but also one with character questions, will meet with the 49ers next month, one of the 30 pre-draft visits the team is allotted.
Peters (6-0, 197, 31.5-inch arms) grew up in Oakland and has a close relationship with fellow Oakland native Marshawn Lynch, the running back with the Seattle Seahawks. Peters was suspended for a game following a sideline tantrum in 2014, then was dismissed after a confrontation with an assistant coach in November.
Teams like the 49ers will have to weigh concerns about his attitude against Peters' ability. Over the last season and a half, he has eight interceptions, 24 pass defenses and is one of the most physical cornerbacks in the draft. Peters has 17 pre-draft visits set up, agent Doug Hendrickson said, which is typical for a player with character concerns.
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One of the 49ers' starting cornerback spots likely will go to Tramaine Brock. But after losing Chris Culliver and Perrish Cox in free agency, the other is up in the air. Free-agent acquisition Shareece Wright, Dontae Johnson, Chris Cook, Keith Reaser and Keneth Acker are in the mix for the role.
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