San Francisco 49ers

Plenty of could-be starters left for 49ers on Day 2 of draft

After taking tackle Mike McGlinchey in the first round, the 49ers still could use a pass rusher, a linebacker, a cornerback and some skill players for Jimmy Garoppolo and the offense.

Plenty of intriguing options remain on the board for San Francisco, which heads into Friday's portion of the draft with one pick in the second round, two in the third and a propensity for making trades and moving around.

Pass rusher. The 49ers spent a lot of time with LSU's Arden Key, who is widely regarded as one of the most talented players at his position but whose character concerns likely make him off limits to a 49ers team dealing with Reuben Foster's high-profile issues. The team had workouts with Florida State's Josh Sweat and Kansas' Dorance Armstrong, and they hosted Boston College's Harold Landry and Rutgers' Kemoko Turay for one of their 30 pre-draft visits. Georgia's Lorenzo Carter, who could play the strong-side linebacker position, also visited and the team worked out USC outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu.

Cornerback. Stanford's Quenton Meeks fits the long, tall profile the 49ers want at the position, and he already has a mentor-protégé relationship with veteran Richard Sherman. Colorado's Isaiah Oliver, Auburn's Carlton Davis and Texas' Holton Hill are other big-bodied cornerbacks who are still available. Iowa's Josh Jackson visited Santa Clara and led the nation last year with eight interceptions.

Inside linebacker. Four inside linebackers were taken in Round 1. But several good ones remain, including Ohio State's Jerome Baker and BYU's Fred Warner, both of whom visited the 49ers in recent weeks.

Wide receiver. The 49ers have a dearth of big-bodied receivers, and several are available Friday. That includes Florida State's Auden Tate, Oklahoma State's Marcel Ateman and LSU's D.J. Chark. The team also has shown interest in well-rounded Michael Gallup, a receiver from Colorado State.

Running back. The position is not as pressing after the 49ers signed Jerick McKinnon to a free-agent deal. Still, there are several good fits available, including USC's Ronald Jones, Auburn's Kerryon Johnson and Oregon's Royce Freeman.

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