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Name: Saquon Barkley

Position: Running Back

School: Penn State

Measurables:

  • 6’0
  • 223 LBS
  • 31 & 3/8″ Arms
  • 9 & 1/2″ Hands
  • 4.4 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 29 Reps – Bench Press
  • 41″ Vertical Jump
  • 4.24 20-Yard Shuttle

The Short:

  • Viewed as the top RB in this years class, Barkley will look to showcase his electrifying speed and reliable hands as a pass catcher to ensure his status as a top 5 selection. He is a perfect fit in Shanahan’s system and would add a dynamic game changing ability to the offense. While he doesn’t have too many unfavorable qualities but he does tend to dance a little too much behind the offensive line while looking for a big play which leads to some negative plays. He is likely to be gone before the 49ers are on the clock but if he is available, Barkley would be a home run pick and a day one starter. Barkley has absolutely killed it at the NFL Combine, with a 4.4 40 and 29 bench press reps really showed teams how athletic he really is.

 


Name: Derrius Guice

Position: Running Back

School: LSU

Measurables:

  • 5’10
  • 212 LBS
  • 30 & 3/4″ Arms
  • 9 & 3/4″ Hands
  • 4.49 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 15 Bench Press Reps
  • 31.5″ Vertical Jump

The Short:

  • Guice has been overshadowed by Barkley up to this point but that could all change with a strong performance at the combine. When healthy he is a elite runner with power and balance. The 49ers are in a market to add a running back to complete for a starting job and Guice could fit that mold but it would be considered a surprise if they decided to select that position in the first round. Overall speed and quickness is a concern in many scout’s eyes so how he is timed will be very crucial in where he ends up being drafted. The combine was a perfect opportunity for him to erase those with concerns of his injury history and durability. Guice’s Combine performance has pretty much solidified his position as a first/second-rounder.

Name: Rashaad Penny

Position: Running Back

School: San Diego State

Measurables:

  • 5’11
  • 220 LBS
  • 31 & 1/4″ Arms
  • 9 & 1/4″ Hands
  • 4.46 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 13 Bench Press Reps
  • 32.5″ Vertical Jump
  • 120″ Broad Jump

The Short:

  • Penny is looking to build off of a incredibly productive college career. He has the ideal size, agility and quickness to be a starting running back in the NFL. The small school runner looks to show to scouts a much improved pass blocking ability because he seemed to struggle regularly during the week of practice at the Senior Bowl. It will be important for him to display added value as a receiving threat as well to establish himself as a 2nd-round selection. He would fit nicely in Shanahan’s run offensive scheme. Penny ended up running his 40-yard dash faster than Chubb, Guice, Jones, & Michel.

 


Name: Sony Michel

Position: Running Back

School: Georgia

Measurables:

  • 5’11″
  • 220 LBS
  • 31 & 1/4″ Arms
  • 9 & 1/8″ Hands
  • 4.54 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 22 Bench Press Reps
  • 4.21 20-Yard Shuttle

The Short:

  • Michel is a popular name that’s certainly buzzing throughout the draft community. It’s not surprising as he had his share of big moments on the national stage even though he was playing in the shadow of Nick Chubb. The former five-star recruit is a perfect fit for the zone rushing scheme in San Francisco because he is a one cut and explode downhill type runner. Michel projects to be a every down running back because he is a willing blocker who uses the proper technique, so he is not a liability in pass protection which is vital for a back to get playing time. One of Michel’s biggest issues is hanging onto to the football — he fumbled on 12 of his 660 career carries for a fumble rate of 1.82%, which ranks 28th out of the 29 running backs that are attending the NFL Combine. Even though he is viewed as more of a “lightning” runner, he has a sneaky amount of power and should be able to translate into much more than just a change of pace back. After measurements, Michel got tons of comparisons to Saints RB Alvin Kamara on Twitter. However, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves as we know things look a lot better on paper.

 


Name: Ronald Jones II

Position: Running Back

School: South California

Measurables:

  • 5’11
  • 200 LBS
  • 31 & 1/8 Arms
  • 8 & 3/5″ Hands
  • 4.65 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 36.5″ Vertical Jump

The Short:

  • Jones is an electrifying runner out of USC that can do it all, he has proven to be able to run effectively inside and out. He also has added value as a receiver with his natural hands. He would fit with the 49ers because his violent one cut running style would be perfect for the zone-running scheme. Even though he was measured to have what is considered by many as “small hands” he didn’t have much of a fumbling issue in college. Jones had some nagging injuries that seemed to linger and there are some questions on his size that have scouts concerned that he might not be a three-down player in the NFL. If he is able to eliminate those doubts, he could find himself landing in the early/mid second round.Unfortunately, Jones tweaked his hamstring while running his 40, however it doesn’t appear to neither be a serious injury nor cause a significant drop in his draft stock.

 


Name: Calvin Ridley

Position: Wide Receiver

School: Alabama

Measurables:

  • 6’0 ½”
  • 189 LBS
  • 9 & 1/8 Hands
  • 31 & 5/8 Arms
  • 4.43 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 6.88 Sec 3 Cone
  • 31.0″ Vertical Jump

The Short:

  • Ridley is a explosive, yet smooth receiver who uses his agility to be able to get in and out of his breaks with ease. He has elite body control and overall ball skill, which allows him to run a complete route tree with reliable hands as a cherry on top. Even without the best quarterback play, he still made his share of big-time plays while at Alabama. However, many people think that Ridley is better suited as more of a complimentary player — one that could excel best in the slot position. Others have concerns about his size and the fear that he might not be able to handle going over the middle regularly in the NFL. Either way, Ridley would easily slide in as a starter on the 49ers opposite of Pierre Garçon and could be a favorite target for QB Jimmy Garoppolo.

 


Name: Christian Kirk

Position: Wide Receiver

School: Texas A&M

Measurables:

  • 5’10 ⅜
  • 201 LBS
  • 9 & 7/8 Hands
  • 30 & 3/8 Arms
  • 4.47 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 7.09 Sec 3 Cone
  • 35.5″ Vertical Jump

The Short:

  • Kirk is a fast, shifty, game-changing receiver who has natural hands. He is ideal for the slot position but can also be split out wide at occasion. His versatility will certainly intrigue the 49ers, as he can play multiple positions and has added value as a kick-returner as well. He is a dynamic player that can be used in many different ways, such as screens, reverses, not to mention he can go vertical in a flash. If Kirk puts on a impressive performance at the NFL Combine, he can secure going in the first round in the draft.

 


Name: Courtland Sutton

Position: Wide Receiver

School: SMU

Measurables:

  • 6’3 3/8
  • 218 LBS
  • 9 & 6/8 Hands
  • 32 & 3/8 Arms
  • 4.54 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 6.57 Sec 3 Cone
  • 35.5″ Vertical Jump

The Short:

  • The main concern you’ll hear about Courtland Sutton is his quickness and overall speed. The 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine will be huge for him to silence the doubters; he will have the opportunity to show that he has the necessary explosion that’s required in the NFL and lock himself into a top-15 selection. If he runs a slow time, he will most likely fall down draft boards towards the end of the first round. Sutton has sneaky athleticism for a guy of his size and with his great physical strength is able to easily box out his defenders. One of his best traits is his willingness as a run-blocker. However, Sutton will have to display more crisp route-running skills to prove to teams he is a natural wide receiver. He would be an upgrade outside opposite of starter Pierre Garçon and would also add insurance if the veteran doesn’t respond well to the neck injury that he suffered last season.

 


Name: Deon Cain

Position: Wide Receiver

School: Clemson

Measurables:

  • 6’1 ⅞”
  • 202 LBS
  • 8 & 6/8 Hands
  • 33 Arms
  • 4.43 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 6.71 Sec 3 Cone
  • 33.5″ Vertical Jump

The Short:

  • Cain is a prototypical wide receiver with the ideal height, weight, and speed that both scouts and teams covet. He shows excellent body control , he’s easily able to adjust to poorly thrown passes and make the catch. He is a pure deep threat that can score every time he steps on the field. Cain’s negatives are similar with other receivers that have come out of Clemson which is a lack of a route-tree. He also has several red flags off of the field including several failed drug tests. If he can prove to the coaching staff that those mistakes are behind him and that he has improved his route running, he could be a mid-round draft steal for the 49ers.

 


Name: Equanimeous St Brown

Position: Wide Receiver

School: Notre Dame

Measurables:

  • 6’4 6/8”
  • 214 LBS
  • 9 & 6/8 Hands
  • 33 Arms
  • 4.48 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • DNP Vertical Jump

The Short:

  • St. Brown is one of the most intriguing prospects in this class and is in a position to soar up draft boards after the Combine. The lanky receiver is a stellar deep threat and he would add a much needed spark with the 49ers. St. Brown has a very impressive combination of height and speed. He was held back at his time at Notre Dame due to poor QB play, but it is easy to see on tape that he was creating consistent separation and he should have a much better professional career. St. Brown has very reliable hands and would be an instant red-zone target. Ideally, he will add some bulk in order to be able to take the hits at the next level.

 


Name: D.J. Chark

Position: Wide Receiver

School: Louisiana State

Measurables:

  • 6’2 ⅞”
  • 199 LBS
  • 9 & 2/8 Hands
  • 32 & 3/8 Arms
  • 4.34 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 40″ Vertical Jump

The Short:

  • Chark has the ideal combination of size and speed, but there are concerns on his route-running ability and weak hands. He was not able to put up as big of numbers as he would’ve liked due to being in a run first offense at LSU. If he can build on a strong showing at the Senior Bowl with a solid performance in Indy, he will continue to skyrocket up draft boards and land in the second round. Chark would instantly add some length and size to the current 49ers receiving unit which they desperately need. He has all of the talent to dominate on one on one’s in the red-zone and to take the top off of a defense .

 


Name: Dallas Goedert

Position: Tight End

School: South Dakota State

Measurables:

  • 6’4 ⅝”
  • 256 LBS
  • 10 Hands
  • 34 Arms
  • DNP 40-Yard Dash
  • 23 Reps Bench Press

The Short:

  • After withdrawing from the Senior Bowl due to a hamstring injury, Goedert will look to show that he is healthy and that he should be the first tight end taken off of the board. Coming from a small school, he will look to showcase his speed in order to back up what was on his tape. He would make a nice receiving duo with George Kittle but he will have to display an improved blocking ability otherwise he may slip down draft boards.

 


Name: Mike Gesicki

Position: Tight End

School: Penn State

Measurables:

  • 6’5 4/8”
  • 247 LBS
  • 10 & 2/8 Hands
  • 34 & 1/8 Arms
  • 4.54 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 22 Reps Bench Press

The Short:

  • Gesicki is a receiving tight end who has a unique blend of both size and athleticism that will make scouts excited. However, he will need to display more of a willingness to block in order to be drafted in the first/second round. He is able to run more complex routes than other at his position in this class. Similar to Goedert, he would be a nice complement to what the 49ers currently have at the position, with his tremendous height and long arms he would add a much needed red-zone threat.

 


Stewart Mathruin

Name: Taylor Hearn

Position: Offensive Guard

School: Clemson

Measurables:

  • 6’4
  • 330 LBS
  • 8 & 3/4 Hands
  • 32 & 1/2 Arms
  • 5.45 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 18 Reps Bench Press

The Short:

  • Hearn is an average run-blocker who plays with excellent leverage. He is athletic enough to play in a zone-scheme and does a good job when asked to pull on run plays. However, he loses his balance at times as a direct result of sloppy footwork. The Combine will be an opportunity for him to show improved strength and athleticism. At this moment the Tiger alumni is likely a day three pick.

 


Name: Isaiah Wynn

Position: Offensive Guard

School: Georgia

Measurables:

  • 6’3
  • 313 LBS
  • 8 & 1/2 Hands
  • 33 & 1/3 Arms
  • DNP 40-Yard Dash
  • 8 Reps Bench Press *Injured
 The Short:
  • As a former left tackle, Wynn is an above average pass-blocker. He plays with power and a nasty edge which stands out on tape. Despite coming out of a run-heavy scheme at Georgia, there is still room for improvement in his run-blocking, his agility and awareness when asked to pull. He displays good hand usage that consequently allows him to outclass defenders in one on one match-ups. The versatility of playing inside and outside will make him a valuable commodity to whichever team takes him in the NFL.

 


Name: Mason Cole

Position: Offensive Center

School: Michigan

Measurables:

  • 6’4
  • 305 LBS
  • 9 & 7/8 Hands
  • 32 & 1/2 Arms
  • 5.23 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 23 Reps Bench Press
The Short:
  •  Cole is a durable player, having started 51 games for his alma mater — Michigan Wolverines. A utility offensive lineman who played center, guard and tackle in his time at Ann Arbor. He does a very good job run-blocking, but needs to improve his overall strength and footwork to succeed in pass-protection. He displays excellent awareness and hand usage, so when Cole combines these parts of his game, with the ability to mirror defenders, it’s easy to see why he appears to be one of the best center prospects in this class.

 


Name: Tyrell Crosby

Position: Offensive Tackle

School: Oregon

Measurables:

  • 6’5
  • 309 LBS
  • 10 & 3/4 Hands
  • 35 & 1/4 Arms
  • 5.23 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 17 Reps Bench Press
The Short:
  • What stands out on tape is Crosby’s power at the point of attack.  His power also shows up in his run-blocking, he displays strong hands and good agility, which only bodes well for his fit in a zone-running scheme. He will be required to clean up his footwork at the next level, doing this will allow him to mirror defenders better and play with more balance, which will only enhance his pass protection. If he can do that, Tyrell Crosby will emerge as a solid offensive tackle for whichever team takes him.

Name: Brian O’Neil

Position: Offensive Tackle

School: Pittsburgh

Measurables:

  • 6’7
  • 297 LBS
  • 9 & 3/8 Hands
  • 34 Arms
  • 4.82 Sec. 40-Yard Dash
  • 22 Reps Bench Press
The Short:
  • O’Neil is a former tight end, just like Joe Staley. He is an ultra- athletic tackle who does a fine job moving defenders in the run game. He uses his arms well to keep defenders at bay, and at times ushers them around the quarterback with ease. He anchors well in pass-protection and doesn’t recede ground to opponents. O’Neil has enough power and agility to be scheme-versatile at the next level. Work needs to be done on his patience and timing in both phases of protection. As of right now he is a mid-round developmental tackle.