As the NFL draft approaches, we’ve seen several pieces of evidence to indicate that the San Francisco 49ers want to select LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson with their first-round pick, No. 7 overall. Now there’s one more.
Adam Caplan and Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com report that the 49ers conducted a private workout with Peterson.
Evan Silva has the 49ers taking Peterson at No. 7 in the PFT mock draft, and we noted this week that Peterson appears to be the top player on the 49ers’ draft board.
The only question is whether Peterson will still be available when the seventh pick comes up. Some observers consider Peterson the best player in the entire draft at any position, and Peterson had pre-draft visits with most of the teams picking ahead of the 49ers. So it’s entirely possible that the 49ers won’t get a chance to take Peterson.
But if they do get that chance, all indications are that they won’t pass him up.