Thursday, March 6, 2014
49ers continue to study prospects
By Bill Williamson
Continuing their draft scouting process, the 49ers had representatives at Clemson's and TCU's pro days Thursday. The best player at Clemson is receiver Sammy Watkins, who would greatly fit the 49ers. But he might be a top-five pick, so it would require a major trade up from No. 30 to grab Watkins.
TCU boasts cornerbacks Jason Verrett, who could be a target of the 49ers at the end of the first round. He is undergoing surgery for a torn labrum, but he is expected to be ready for training camp.
In other 49ers notes:
The 49ers' website offered a great quote from coach Jim Harbaugh about his half-court swish while he was visiting Kansas' basketball practice Wednesday. Harbaugh told this site this: "I'm glad you heard about it." It was hard not to notice, Coach. It's been all over "SportsCenter."
A Twitter study conducted by Emory University showed the 49ers' fan base would be among the most receptive if the team drafted Missouri pass rusher Michael Sam. He is the poised to be the first openly gay NFL player.