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The San Francisco 49ers visited with Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer at his Pro Day. We break down some of his performance.

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Wednesday morning, Trevor Woods put together a look at March 26 Pro Days that included Indiana. The most notable player for Indiana was wide receiver Cody Latimer. And it turns out the San Francisco 49ers were on hand to check it out. According to Tony Pauline, the 49ers visited with Latimer during the day.

This was a big day for Latimer as he was unable to perform anything other than the bench press at the NFL Combine. He had foot surgery in January, which cost him a chance to do most of the drills in late February. He did some work on Wedneday, but according to Pauline, he will be running routes and catching the ball in mid-April. On the day, reports indicate he ran a 4.39 40, and put up a 39-inch vertical leap. Among wide receivers at the Combine, that would have been a top-10 performance in the vertical leap. He's two months removed from foot surgery, so that strikes me as a pretty good thing.

Given the depth of the wide receiver position, it seems reasonable to think Latimer could slip. He's coming off a final season in which he caught 72 passes for 1,096 yards. He's a big guy at 6'2, 215 pounds, and combine that with a 4.39 40, and that seems pretty adequate! He claims to be ahead of schedule on his recovery (shocker there), but we really won't know until draft day just what this all means.

Teams have plenty of game tape on him, so his work in mid-April running routes and catching passes would seemingly have the most value in terms of just seeing where he is in recovering from his foot injury. We'll hear media talking about Pro Days and moving up and down draft boards, but if a team makes a drastic decision based on a Pro Day performance, they're probably already in trouble.

Here is some video courtesy of Draft Breakdown. They are his 2013 performances against Michigan, and then Michigan State. You can check out more at Draft Breakdown.