Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley conducted a workout for at least 18 teams Thursday morning, and the San Francisco 49ers were among those in attendance. Per Matt Barrows, the 49ers sent national scout Justin Chabot to the workout. Of course, as Matt Maiocco noted, the 49ers have been in attendance at most of these workouts, so we can only take so much out of it.
All indications are the workout went fine, although I'm not seeing specifics. Easley is recovering from a tear of his right ACL (a couple years after tearing his left ACL), and this workout was meant to help put some worries to rest heading into the draft. Easley said he believed he was 80 percent recovered, and would be ready for minicamps this summer. Easley tore his ACL and meniscus back in late September.
I don't think anybody would be surprised that he would consider himself this far along. No two knees are the same, so it is possible he is in fact close to getting back. We've seen crazy comebacks (Adrian Peterson), and we've seen longer comebacks (Tank Carradine).
There was plenty of chatter at the workout, with Tony Pauline saying some teams were thinking he would go in the second round, and he mentioned the 49ers were among the teams with interest. Given the 49ers 11 picks, and probably not that many active roster spots, a potential red-shirt is an option. Easley seems convinced he can be practicing and ready to go this summer. If so, the 49ers could use defensive line depth, but given that it's been less than a year since he tore the ACL, they will need to balance the risk.
If you're looking for more information on Dominique Easley, here are some scouting reports:
If you want to check out a small bit of a video from the workout, here is one drill. I believe Easley is the first player through.