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49ers meet with Laquon Treadwell, research other receivers

Mississippi wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (1) pulls in a touchdown reception in front of Oklahoma State cornerback Kevin Peterson (1) in the first half of the Sugar Bowl college football game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
Mississippi wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (1) pulls in a touchdown reception in front of Oklahoma State cornerback Kevin Peterson (1) in the first half of the Sugar Bowl college football game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. AP

The 49ers have met with the top wide receiver in the draft, Mississippi’s Laquon Treadwell, and are researching other top receivers in the draft.

Baylor’s Corey Coleman, for example, will visit the team’s Santa Clara headquarters in the coming weeks, and the team will be on hand for the private workout of Rutgers’ Leonte Carroo on Thursday.

The 49ers have plenty of receivers but few with experience. Anquan Boldin, their best wideout the last three seasons, remains a free agent. His agent, Tom Condon, said this month Boldin was interested in playing for a team with a shot at a Super Bowl title and it may be some time before he signs.

Among those signed for 2016, Torrey Smith is the only receiver who had more than 30 catches last season. The group includes Quinton Patton, Bruce Ellington, Jerome Simpson, DeAndre Smelter and Eric Rogers, a free-agent addition in January who starred last year in the Canadian Football League.

Treadwell had 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. At 6-foot-2 and 217 pounds, he has the size and rough-and-tumble style evaluators like. But he ran his 40-yard dash in a rather slow 4.63 seconds Monday. Because he lacks top-end speed, most observers don’t believe he will be among the top 10 picks. The 49ers pick seventh.

“I didn’t run what I wanted to run,” Treadwell, who dropped four pounds since last month’s scouting combine, said on the NFL Network. “ … But I’m proud of myself for what I did run. I gave it my all.”

After finishing with a 5-11 record in 2015, the 49ers need to fill numerous holes to improve the team. But while many teams will be aggressive to sign free agents, the 49ers will be cautious in how they spend their money. Bee staff writer Matt Bar

The 49ers met with Treadwell on Sunday in Oxford, Miss., according to Tony Pauline of Draftinsider.net. National scout Justin Chabot, regional scout Darrell Moody and offensive-line coach Pat Flaherty attended Mississippi’s pro day.

Flaherty led the workouts by the offensive linemen, including tackle Laremy Tunsil, who could be the first player selected. Fellow tackle Fahn Cooper could be selected in the later rounds.

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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