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Leonard Fournette among final pre-draft visitors to 49ers

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The 49ers hold the second overall pick in the draft this year and they’ve done their best to cloud what direction they may be looking to go with that selection.

They spent time with quarterback prospects like Mitchell Trubisky and Deshaun Watson, met with defensive backs Jamal Adams and Marshon Lattimore and spent time with offensive linemen and pass rushers as well. They continued casting a wide net on the final day of visits.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports LSU running back Leonard Fournette was part of a group visiting with the team on Wednesday. Fournette is expected to be the top running back off the board next Thursday and the 49ers will be getting a crack at him unless the Browns veer off the expected Myles Garrett track. They could also get a crack at him if they trade down, something they’re reportedly interested in doing, but the same would be true of several players they’ve met with over the course of the process.

Michigan safety/linebacker Jabrill Peppers, Florida cornerback Teez Tabor and Iowa tight end George Kittle were also in on Wednesday while UConn safety Obi Melifonwu visited on Tuesday to keep the 49ers apprised of their options at a variety of positions. None would be contenders for the No. 2 pick, but the 49ers are clearly taking the wide view in their preparations for their first draft under General Manager John Lynch.

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3 Responses to “Leonard Fournette among final pre-draft visitors to 49ers”
  1. bassplucker says: Apr 20, 2017 8:46 AM

    Only in a tradedown. He’s good… but not 2nd best player in the draft good. Not even close.

  2. omeimontis says: Apr 20, 2017 9:09 AM

    They may want to trade down, but perhaps no team wants to give up anything to trade up because there is no can’t miss players to draft at number 2.

  3. camjstewart says: Apr 20, 2017 11:12 AM

    I awe at his size and straight-line speed, but the film don’t lie. He needs open running lanes because all the damage he does is on secondary players. He has very little wiggle or creativity behind the line to elude the front 7. Looks like a more athletic Brandon Jacobs.

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