Sammy Watkins may be expected to be among the first names called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on May 8, which is going to put him out of reach of many teams looking for help at receiver next month.
One of those teams is likely going to turn toward Watkins’ Clemson teammate Martavis Bryant at a later point in the draft. It could be the 49ers, who are scheduled to meet with Bryant on Monday.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that Bryant, who is projected to be a second day pick, will be one of several players visiting with the team. Georgia State wide receiver Albert Wilson, Central Florida running back Storm Johnson and Boston College offensive lineman Matt Patchan are also scheduled to meet with the team, while Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin is scheduled to come in later in the week.
Bryant is 6-4 and ran a 4.42 40 at the combine in February, a combo he put to work as a big play artist across from Watkins last season. Bryant averaged 19.7 yards per catch on the year and a deep threat would fit nicely into a receiving corps headlined by Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. Per Barrows, Bryant has booked a total of 12 visits and will also meet with the Ravens, who could use the same kind of addition to their offense, this week.