After visiting with an abundance of wide receivers and cornerbacks -- deemed the 49ers' two biggest needs -- in the run-up to the draft, the team took a defensive lineman with its first pick.
Ah, but they still have opportunities to restock those other positions, beginning in Rounds 2 and 3 Friday. That's when four wide receivers, Devin Smith of Ohio State, Sammie Coates of Auburn, Devin Funchess of Michigan and Dorial Green-Beckham of Oklahoma are expected to be taken. The team had pre-draft visits with all four.
The 49ers also met with cornerback Jalen Collins of LSU. At 6-1, he has the length Trent Baalke likes in cornerbacks and also played in a hard-nosed conference against tough opponents.
Other areas the 49ers could tap in Rounds 2 and 3 are inside linebacker and the offensive line. Some notable names:
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WR Sammie Coates, Auburn
CB Jalen Collins, LSU
ILB Paul Dawson, TCU
WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Oklahoma
OLB Eli Harold, Virginia
OLB Trey Flowers, Arkansas
WR Devin Funchess, Michigan
ILB Eric Kendricks, UCLA
OLB Lorenzo Mauldin, Louisville
ILB Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
ILB Denzel Perryman, Miami
OL Jeremiah Poutasi, Utah
CB Eric Rowe, Utah
OL Donovan Smith, Penn State
OLB Preston Smith, Mississippi State
WR Jaelen Strong, Arizona State
CB P.J. Williams, Florida State
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