A guy that has been getting face-time here at Niners Nation is Cal Poly WR standout Ramses Barden. I think a big part of that is the ridiculous size he brings to the table (6'6, 229 lbs). As they say, you can't teach 6'6. I definitely think he's a guy the 49ers might target and ran a scouting report accordingly.
I bring Barden up again because Cal Poly ran their Pro Day today in conjunction with San Jose State, UC Davis, Sacramento State and Menlo College (has Menlo ever produced and NFL player? An Arena player? CFL? Anybody?). At last month's Combine, Barden posted an official 40 yard dash time of 4.61. The general consensus has been that that was a very solid time given the size he brings to the table. So what did he do at his Pro Day?
Well, he rolled out a pair of impressive 40 times: 4.51 and 4.55. Even if you discount those times a little bit due to "home field advantage," thinks are definitely looking up for Barden. Rotoworld went so far as to project him as a possible late second, early third round pick. That could certainly roll him right into the 49ers wheelhouse with the 10th pick of the 3rd round.
Personally I would love to get a crack at Ramses Barden. If I had to consider an "ideal draft" at this point, it would probably be B.J. Raji with the 10th pick (this is ideal after all), maybe OT Jamon Meredith in the second round and Barden in the third round. What do people think about this? I realize Raji is probably going higher than that, but if he did fall and the 49ers went with these picks, would people be satisfied?