Today is the start of the free agency signing period, but that doesn't mean the draft process stops! Teams having pro days today are Bryant, Connecticut, Iowa State, Jacksonville (Ala.), Kansas State, Michigan State, Temple, Toledo, Tulsa, and UCLA. Most of these colleges feature late round options and undrafted free agents, while UCLA and Michigan State both have players that will be selected in the first round.
Shamar Stephen, Defensive Tackle: The 6'5" 309 lineman has great measureables that should have scouts taking a good look at him. Stephen was a good run stopper and flashed pass rushing ability as well this season, notching ten tackles for a loss and three sacks. Stephen projects as a late round prospect, but has sleeper potential.
Darqueze Dennard, Cornerback: One of the best, if not best man corners in this draft class. Dennard shut down his competition all season long, which solidified his first team All-American status, and the Jim Thorpe Award. His 4.51 forty time at the combine wasn't blazing for a 5'11" 199 lb prospect, and it would be nice if he could get 4.4's. Speed isn't really Dennards game, he's a press corner who could give receivers fits in the NFL. Dennard could be the first corner drafted, his competition is Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert.
Anthony Barr, Outside Linebacker: Buffalo's Khalil Mack is the highest touted pass rusher in the draft, but Barr is right behind him and should be drafted in the top fifteen picks. Barr racked up ten sacks this season and was the main force on a stellar Bruins defense. His 4.66 forty time at the combine was solid, but there's a good chance he puts together an even better time today.
Shaquelle Evans, Wide Receiver: With a name like that, and a nickname of Shaq, Evans is memorable by default. The receiver was a favorite of quarterback Brett Hundley, hauling in nine touchdowns this season in 13 games. The fifth year senior is a late round option.
Jordan Zumwalt, OLB/ILB: Barr wasn't the only standout linebacker on UCLA, as Zumwalt put together a good season also. The linebacker had 91 tackles on the year, and projects as a mid round selection that would be best utilized in a hybrid defense where he can play a little inside and outside linebacker.
Xavier Su'a-Filo, Guard: Filo is strong, durable, quick footed, and smart. The guard would fit right in with the type of lineman the 49ers have. He's athletic but also plays with a lot of power and tenacity, which is what you love to see out of an offensive lineman. Although he has some improvements to be made in run blocking, his pass blocking is above average and should help Xavier be drafted by the time round three ends. He had a really good combine in which he had an impressive 20 yard shuttle of 4.44, and put up 25 reps on the bench press.