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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
49ers have Mike Evans on their radar

By Bill Williamson

Evening notes after another day at ESPN headquarters:

If the San Francisco 49ers want to move up for a receiver in the first round of the May draft, one target could be Texas A&M’s Mike Evans. He is considered one of the best receivers available. But he would require a big trade up, perhaps into the 10-15 range. The 49ers have the means with an expected 13 draft picks. They own the No. 30 pick in the first round.

The 49ers are clearly interested in getting to know Evans. They met with him at his pro day Wednesday. Now, let’s make this clear: Every team meets with a lot of players. Teams aren’t doing their job if they don’t do their due diligence.

We won’t know if the 49ers truly covet Evans until May 8, but it’s noteworthy he is part of pre-draft inquiry.