Yahoo! Sports' Eric Edholm tweeted out earlier today that general manager Trent Baalke was in attendance at Wisconsin's Pro Day. The 49ers are sending people to a variety of Pro Days, so there is only so much we can take from this. However, rolling your GM to a specific location can't be completely meaningless, can it? Baalke has stated film is the biggest thing for 49ers scouts, but he could be looking to talk to some prospects, or just see how they do when on display.
Nick put together a look at today's Pro Days, in which he discussed potentially the most notable prospect from the 49ers perspective:
WR Jared Abbrederis from Wisconsin is drawing a lot of comparisons to Green Bay's Jordy Nelson. Like Nelson, Abbrederis is a former walk-on that made a name for himself with his smart play, precise route running, and sneaky speed. He posted a solid 4.5-forty at the combine and measured at a healthy 6-1, 195lbs. The 49ers could take two receivers in this draft (depending on what happens in free agency) and a talented, smart receiver with great hands would be a steal in the 3rd round or later. My guess is he sneaks into the later part of round two or early round three.
The most notable overall prospect is probably inside linebacker Chris Borland. I doubt the 49ers grab him, particularly if he ends up a Day 2 pick. But if he does slip a little, maybe they grab him on Day 3.
Safety Dez Southward is a guy who the 49ers could look at as a flier. It sounds like his strength is in run support. If the 49ers grabbed him late, Ed Donatell could try and work his magic. The 49ers got improved coverage play from Donte Whitner this past season, so maybe they grab Southward as a developmental guy.
Guard Ryan Groy is another late round possibility at guard. The 49ers would seem likely to add an interior lineman to provide some more competition. I don't know that Trent Baalke would be on hand at a Pro Day for a late round guard, but you never know.