We are continuing our weekly series, Scouting 49ers' Scouts, where each week we will highlight some of the draft-eligible players from the games 49ers' scouts were credentialed. The Internet, and Twitter in particular, provide some insight into where NFL teams are sending scouts for college football games. We will likely never know the full list of games, but it does give us some insight.
Thanks to the folks at NFL.com's College Football 24/7, we have a look at some of the Week 6 action where 49ers' scouts were credentialed to attend.
Washington vs. USC
The 49ers were 1 of 16 teams in attendance for the Washington vs. USC match-up, and the 49ers' representative at the game was the head honcho, Trent Baalke. The Washington Huskies lost a lot of high quality talent to the NFL last season (Danny Shelton, Marcus Peters, Shaq Thompson, and Hau'oli Kikaha). Although there will be plenty of draft-eligible prospects in this years' class for Washington, mostly all of them will go undrafted. One prospect to keep note of, however, is OLB Travis Feeney, No 41. Feeney is a quick, slender athlete that is great against the run, solid in coverage, outstanding in special teams, and has the skill-set to be an in-the-box safety with great sideline-to-sideline speed and burst.
Another Washington player to keep an eye on is WR Jaydon Mickens, No 1. Part of Washington's self proclaimed "Legion of Zoom", Mickens is an explosive and dynamic slot receiver that can stretch the field and looks to score on every play. Mickens displays tremendous quickness, explosion, agility, and athleticism with solid route running and quality hands.
With the recent firing of USC's head coach, Steve Sarkisian, the program is at the brink of turmoil. History has shown coaching changes mid-season tend to see an exodus of underclassmen from the program. We will have to wait and see if this will happen with USC, a program with several quality underclassmen potentially contemplating the decision to bolt for the NFL, namely juniors OLB Su'a Cravens and OT Zach Banner.
USC has several draft-eligible players 49ers' scouts are likely targeting. Three offensive players to keep an eye on are QB Cody Kessler, No. 6; RB Tre Madden, No. 23; and C Max Tuerk, No. 75.
Cody Kessler, a bit undersized at 6'1" - 215 pounds, is an efficient accurate quarterback easily capable of reading the entire field and shows consistency in the pocket as well as patience. Kessler is a very intelligent prospect with great vision, pocket awareness, and instincts, and has experience operating in a pro-style system. An area of concern with Kessler is his lackluster height, foot speed, and arm strength. Kessler may not have the desirable traits and physical skills needed for the next level.
RB Tre Madden is an explosive and athletically gifted running back with solid speed and agility; however, one trait could be problematic, durability issues. Along with the injury in 2012 (torn ligament), and sporadic injuries plaguing him in 2013, Madden also missed out on the entire 2014 season with a turf-toe injury. If he can stay healthy, Madden could end up being a middle round gem for an NFL team at the next level. Madden was recruited by USC as a linebacker (high school linebacker and quarterback), but made the switch to running back in 2012. Interesting nugget, Madden's grandfather is a scout for the St. Louis Rams and his uncle coaches for the New York Jets.
Versatility is the name of the game for C Max Tuerk. During his time at USC, Tuerk has numerous starts all over the offensive line. Relishing his status as the jack of all trades in the offensive linemen community, Tuerk showcases a very unique skill-set not usually seen in the center position. For one, he is very tall at 6'6" with a slender build, which makes him look like an agile tackle in a zone-blocking scheme. Along with his height, length, and agility, Tuerk also displays explosiveness, mobility, impressive footwork, speed, good technique, tremendous awareness, and balance. He is quick in reaching the second level and although he does not possess a lot of power, his sound technique and footwork does the job in opening spaces. Moreover, when he pulls, he showcases his impressive speed and awareness in quickly finding targets and eliminating them. He shows an excellent base when anchoring and solid technique utilizing his very long arms in pass protection. He has a high football IQ to go along with his impressive leadership qualities. Unfortunately, Tuerk tore his knee ligament in this match-up and is now out for the season. Look for him to be a #BaalkeDelight.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Trojan's junior OLB Su'a Cravens, No. 21, is a hybrid linebacker/safety with a physicality and versatility to his game making him a true playmaker with tremendous instincts. He is adept at rushing the passer, fierce in run support, and very talented in coverage. The fluidity, explosion, athleticism, and speed Cravens possesses makes him an ideal prospect many defensive coaches would love having roam around in their defense.
ILB Anthony Sarao, No. 56, might be 6'0" with cleats on, but the undersized inside linebacker prospect displays a great all around game with sound instincts, reliable as a tackle, and a never ending motor.
CB Kevon Seymour, No. 13, displays a good combination of size, length, speed, quickness, and athleticism. He showcases good ball skills, nice fluidity, quality instincts, and is aggressive in run support. Look for his game to develop throughout the season and likely raise his draft stock, provided he can stay healthy.
Other USC players of note are: FB Soma Vainuku, No. 31; DT Antwaun Woods, No. 99; and DE Delvon Simmons, No. 52.
* = indicates junior status
RB *Dwayne Washington, No.12, 6'1 - 221 lbs., 4.53 40 - Washington (2017)
WR Jaydon Mickens, No. 4, 5'10 - 174 lbs., 4.55 40 - Washington (6th-7th)
WR Marvin Hall, No. 16, 5'10 - 187 lbs., 4.57 40 - Washington (UFA)
TE Joshua Perkins, No. 82, 6'3 - 226 lbs., 4.68 40 - Washington (7th-UFA)
C Siosifa Tufunga, No. 65, 6'3 - 313 lbs., 5.36 40 - Washington (UFA)
DT Taniela Tupou, No. 90, 6'2 - 293 lbs., 5.06 40 - Washington (UFA)
OLB Travis Feeney, No. 41, 6'3 - 223 lbs., 4.64 40 - Washington (4th)
OLB Cory Littleton, No. 42, 6'3 - 226 lbs., 4.74 40 - Washington (UFA)
SS Brian Clay, No. 35, 6'1 - 202 lbs., 4.62 40 - Washington (UFA) Transfer from Hawaii.
QB Cody Kessler, No. 6, 6'1 - 215 lbs., 4.88 40 - USC (3rd)
RB Tre Madden, No. 23, 6'0 - 228 lbs., 4.53 40 - USC (4th)
Out for 2014 season from August 2014 Turf-toe.
FB Soma Vainuku, No. 31, 6'0 - 258 lbs., 4.83 40 - USC (7th-UFA)
OT *Zach Banner, No. 73, 6'8 - 360 lbs., 5.32 40 - USC (2017?)
C Max Tuerk, No. 75, 6'6 - 285 lbs., 5.12 40 - USC (2nd) Out for the season with a torn knee ligament on 10/8/15.
DT Antwaun Woods, No. 99, 6'1 - 320 lbs., 5.18 40 - USC (7th)
DT Claude Pelon, No. 90, 6'4 - 300 lbs., 5.07 40 - USC (UFA)
DE Delvon Simmons, No. 52, 6'5 - 295 lbs., 5.04 40 - USC (6th) Transfer from Texas Tech.
DE Greg Townsend Jr., No. 93, 6'3 - 275 lbs., 4.86 40 - USC (UFA)
ILB Anthony Sarao, No. 56, 5'11 - 235 lbs., 4.73 40 - USC (5th-6th)
OLB *Su'a Cravens, No. 21, 6'1 - 225 lbs., 4.58 40 - USC (1st-2nd)
CB Kevon Seymour, No. 13, 6'0 - 187 lbs., 4.44 40 - USC (3rd)
Georgia vs. Tennessee
First off, after watching this game live, my thoughts and prayers go out to Georgia's running back, Nick Chubb. Chubb's knee injury looked extremely gruesome and hopefully he can make a full recovery getting back to being one of the highly talented running back prospects for the 2017 draft (first year of eligibility).
The 49ers were 1 of 6 teams in attendance for the Georgia vs. Tennessee match-up. For Georgia, two offensive lineman 49ers' scouts are likely targeting are OT John Theus, No. 71 and OG Greg Pyke, No. 73.
John Theus displays a nice combination of size (6'6"), length, and versatility to play both tackle positions. Theus is not overly athletic and has trouble against speed rushers off the edge, but with better technique and an increase in strength to go along with his tremendous run blocking skills and football smarts, Theus should make an ideal right tackle prospect at the next level.
Greg Pyke, a junior, is a powerful, technically sound, offensive guard with great lateral movement and impressive quickness (feet) for his size (6'5" - 315 lbs.). Pyke displays tremendous power from a solid base, exceptional hand usage with quickness and power at the point of attack, and a mauler in the run game. An athletic powerful guard prospect that is still improving his already impressive game.
Two defensive edge prospects to take note are junior OLB Leonard Floyd, No. 84 and OLB Jordan Jenkins, No. 59.
Leonard Floyd showcases an explosive skill-set NFL teams desire with their pass rush specialists. His speed and bend off the edge is impressive. Floyd displays superb athleticism with good technique, excellent burst and closing speed, amazing first-step off the line, fair hands with decent pop at point of attack, quick to transition into pass rush moves (has a tremendous swim move), impressive change of direction, fair at stacking and shedding, and fair against the run. He also possesses great balance and body control, where coming out of the arc from his bend he is able to adjust with ease and take advantage of his length. He shows sound awareness, good coverage skills, and an excellent tackler in space.
Jordan Jenkins has a high motor and is explosive off the edge. He utilizes solid hand usage and strength at the point of attack, great balance, lateral movement, and flexibility, and impressive closing speed. Jenkins is relentless and plays with an angry-aggressiveness wreaking havoc in the backfield.
Another Georgia player of note is K Marshall Morgan, No. 13.
Tennessee has a few draft-eligible players 49ers are likely targeting, and one in particular is edge rusher, OLB Curt Maggitt, No. 56. Maggitt brings impressive explosion, speed, hand technique, and bend off the edge to go along with good size (6'3" - 256 lbs.) and athleticism. Moreover, Maggitt displays a versatility to play all over (both defensive end positions and all linebacker positions) and is stout at setting the edge. Unfortunately, one area of concern for Maggitt is durability. Maggitt missed part of the 2012 and all of the 2013 with a torn ACL, sat out spring practices following shoulder surgery, and is currently out six to eight weeks (possibly the entire season) with a chipped hip bone (#BaalkeDelight). Maggitt is likely targeted as an OLB in the 49ers 3-4 defensive scheme.
Another defensive prospect targeted is junior CB Cameron Sutton, No. 23. Sutton brings good size to the position at 6'1" - 189 pounds with great length and range. Sutton displays fluidity to his game with great ball skills, sound awareness, adept at playing with his back against the quarterback, shows patience in coverage, and great in press coverage (can jam with the best). He is a willing and aggressive tackler; however, his tackling skills need improvement. Sutton also brings value in the return game.
Other Tennessee prospects of note are: FS LaDarrell McNeil, No. 33 and SS Brian Randolph, No. 37.
RB Keith Marshall, No. 4, 5'11 - 212 lbs., 4.49 40 - Georgia (7th-UFA)
FB Quayvon Hicks, No. 48, 6'1 - 251 lbs., 4.82 40 - Georgia (7th-UFA)
WR Malcolm Mitchell, No. 26, 6'0 - 195 lbs., 4.52 40 - Georgia (7th-UFA)
WR Justin Scott-Wesley, No. 86, 5'11 - 201 lbs., 4.49 40 - Georgia (UFA)
TE Jay Rome, No. 87, 6'5 - 250 lbs., 4.79 40 - Georgia (UFA)
OT John Theus, No. 71, 6'6 - 305 lbs., 5.21 40 - Georgia (3rd)
OT Kolton Houston, No. 75, 6'4 - 290 lbs., 5.12 40 - Georgia (UFA)
OG *Greg Pyke, No. 73, 6'5 - 315 lbs., 5.24 40 - Georgia (2nd-3rd)
C Hunter Long, No. 66, 6'3 - 303 lbs., 5.29 40 - Georgia (UFA)
DT Chris Mayes, No. 93, 6'3 - 323 lbs., 5.23 40 - Georgia (UFA)
DE Josh Dawson, No. 91, 6'3 - 273 lbs., 4.86 40 - Georgia (7th-UFA)
DE Sterling Bailey, No. 58, 6'3 - 282 lbs., 4.88 40 - Georgia (UFA)
OLB *Leonard Floyd, No. 84, 6'3 - 232 lbs., 4.73 40 - Georgia (1st)
OLB Jordan Jenkins, No. 59, 6'2 - 253 lbs., 4.64 40 - Georgia (2nd)
CB Devin Bowman, No. 37, 6'0 - 182 - 4.56 40 - Georgia (UFA)
K Marshall Morgan, No. 13, 6'2 - 194 - 4.87 40 - Georgia (7th)
LS Nathan Theus, No. 49, 6'3 - 238 lbs., 5.34 40 - Georgia (UFA)
WR Pig Howard, No. 2, 5'8 - 187 lbs., 4.43 40 - Tennessee (UFA) Dismissed from the team on 10/7/15 for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
WR Von Pearson, No. 9, 6'2 - 187 lbs., 4.49 40 - Tennessee (UFA) Suspended indefinitely from team April 2015 for being a suspect in a rape allegation. Returned to team August 2015 after being cleared from DA of rape allegations.
OG Marcus Jackson, No. 75, 6'2 - 308 lbs., 5.38 40 - Tennessee (UFA) Likely to miss 2015 with biceps injury. Possible return end of season and/or bowl game.
OG Kyler Kerbyson, No. 77, 6'4 - 317 lbs., 5.28 40 - Tennessee (UFA)
C Mack Crowder, No. 57, 6'2 - 292 lbs., 5.25 40 - Tennessee (UFA)
DT Owen Williams, No. 58, 6'2 - 295 lbs., 5.09 40 - Tennessee (UFA)
OLB Curt Maggitt, No. 56, 6'3 - 256 lbs., 4.73 40 - Tennessee (3rd-4th) Out for six to eight weeks, likely the rest of the season due to a chipped hip bone on 9/12/15.
CB *Cameron Sutton, No. 23, 6'1 - 189 lbs., 4.52 40 - Tennessee (2nd-3rd)
FS LaDarrell McNeil, No. 33, 6'1 - 206 lbs., 4.59 40 - Tennessee (7th-UFA) Neck injury out indefinitely.
SS Brian Randolph, No. 37, 6'0 - 208 lbs., 4.58 40 - Tennessee (7th)
Michigan State vs. Rutgers
The 49ers were 1 of 14 teams in attendance for the Michigan State vs. Rutgers match-up. Michigan State boasts several draft-eligible players, one of which will likely be one of the top quarterbacks selected in the 2016 Draft, QB Connor Cook, No. 18. Cook showcases great size, arm strength with a quick release, decent mobility (sneaky athleticism), and good footwork in the pocket. His accuracy from within the pocket is impressive, adept at reading the entire field and making all NFL level throws, showing off pinpoint accuracy in tight windows and some beautiful throws over-the-top reminiscent of snowflakes falling from the sky. Shows the tenacity and toughness in taking hits, but also possesses the escapability to extend plays and make throws on the run. Very intelligent prospect with great vision and experience operating in a pro-style system.
WR Aaron Burbridge, No. 16, has quickly become Conner Cooks top receiving option already amassing 34 receptions for 560 yards, averaging 16.5 yards with 4 touchdowns through the first 6 weeks. Burbridge's solid combination of size (6'1" - 208 lbs.), speed, ball skills, good route running, and athleticism were highlighted in the win over Rutgers, where he finished the game with 9 receptions for 156 yards. Burbridge wins at the point of attack high pointing balls with solid hands and is a smooth athlete that runs precise routes.
OT Jack Conklin, No. 74, the redshirt junior, is a tough powerful mauler at left tackle (has experience at right tackle too), excels in the run game, and is reliable in pass protection, but does have issues with speed off the edge and lacks athleticism. Conklin brings great size at 6'6" - 318 pounds and the length ideal for the position showcasing good lateral movement, solid base, sound technique, good strength, and heavy hands. Conklin is an ideal fit as a right tackle prospect or kicked inside to guard at the next level.
C Jack Allen, No. 66, may not possess the ideal size (6'1" - 298 lbs.,) and athleticism for the position, but he is a savvy football player with a high football IQ, excellent technique, patience, and an aggressive and physical style of play. The former high school wrestling state champion, utilizes his background in wrestling to display nice lateral movement, sound hand technique, and power leveraging his opponents with a good base. Furthermore, Allen shows versatility capable of playing all over the offensive line. There are not too many 6'1" center prospects that can hold their own at the left tackle position in the FBS, especially in a pro-style offense.
DE Shilique Calhoun, No. 89, is an edge prospect (possible 3-4 OLB in the 49ers scheme) that showcases a solid combination of size (6'5" - 252 lbs.) speed, flexibility, and length that bends quite well coming off the edge with good feet and speed. A physical and aggressive edge player with a quick burst off the line of scrimmage, Calhoun shows good change of direction, strength at the point of attack, solid instincts, and is a relentless player that has an eye for the ball with impressive closing speed and a high motor. He is good at setting the edge, stacks and sheds with decent technique, and overall is good against the run, showcases good speed to power off the edge and can set the edge in the run game, but will need to be more consistent and gain more strength at the next level.
DT Joel Heath, No. 92, a very athletic and strong player easily capable of occupying blocks, is stout at the point of attack, nice closing straight-line speed, and has the ideal size (6'5" - 296 lbs.) to be a five-technique in the 49ers scheme.
Other Michigan State players to keep an eye on: WR DeAnthony Arnett, No. 5; DT Lawrence Thomas, No. 8; OLB Darien Harris, No. 45; and SS RJ Williamson, No. 26.
Rutgers has three draft-eligible prospects 49ers' scouts are likely targeting in RB Paul James, No. 34; WR Leonte Carroo, No. 4; and OT Keith Lumpkin, No. 74.
Paul James is a physical runner with nice size (6'0" - 205 lbs.), speed, and athleticism. James is a downhill runner that runs behind his pads always leaning forward displaying nice quickness, excellent vision, great balance, and solid strength. James is a one-cut type running back that finds the hole quickly and explodes with a decent burst. Area of concern with James is durability, where he missed a portion of the 2013 season with a broken fibula and the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL.
Leonte Carroo is an explosive playmaking wide receiver with a great combination of size (6'1"), impressive speed (4.3's 40), and athleticism. A threat all over the field, Carroo is a physical receiver with solid route running, tremendous speed, tenacious physicality, top-notch ball skills that attacks the football with strong reliable hands, and a deep threat taking the top off coverages. A willing blocker, Carroo also displays great effort in blocking. There are a couple of red-flag concerns 49ers' scouts will need to address with Carroo. Earlier in the season, Carroo was dismissed from the team due to an arrest and domestic violence simple assault charge stemming from an alleged altercation of slamming a female (ex-girlfriend) onto the concrete. The charge was recently dismissed (10/6/15) and Carroo was reinstated to the team on 10/7/15. Carroo was also suspended the first half of the season opener for a curfew violation.
Keith Lumpkin is a massive (6'8") tackle prospect with tremendous length, strength, and fair foot speed the NFL desires at the next level. A work in progress, Lumpkin needs to improve his technique, balance (bending issues), and lateral movement. He shows great use of length and arm extension to impede defenders, but has issues with defenders displaying speed and quickness (stiff in space). A developmental prospect that potentially is best suited to start off on the inside at the next level (a punisher in a phone booth).
Another Rutgers prospect of note is DE Darius Hamilton, No. 91.
QB Connor Cook, No. 18 6'4 - 220 lbs., 4.89 40 - Michigan State (1st)
FB Trevon Pendleton, No. 37, 5'11 - 250 lbs., 4.93 40 - Michigan State (UFA)
WR DeAnthony Arnett, No. 5, 5'11 - 182 lbs., 4.49 40 - Michigan State (UFA) Transfer from Tennessee.
WR Aaron Burbridge, No. 16, 6'1 - 208 lbs., 4.57 40 - Michigan State (5th-6th)
WR Macgarrett Kings Jr., No. 85, 5'10 - 186 lbs., 4.53 40 - Michigan State (UFA)
OT *Jack Conklin, No. 74, 6'6 - 318 lbs., 5.43 40 - Michigan (1st)
OG Donavon Clark, No. 76, 6'3 - 317 lbs., 5.43 40 - Michigan State (7th-UFA)
C Jack Allen, No. 66, 6'1 - 298 lbs., 5.24 40 - Michigan State (5th)
DT Joel Heath, No. 92, 6'5 - 296 lbs., 5.13 40 - Michigan State (6th)
DT Lawrence Thomas, No. 8, 6'3 - 300 lbs., 5.12 40 - Michigan State (7th-UFA)
DE Shilique Calhoun, No. 89, 6'5 - 252 lbs., 4.78 40 - Michigan State (2nd)
OLB Darien Harris, No. 45, 6'0 - 220 lbs., 4.67 40 - Michigan State (7th)
OLB Ed Davis, No. 43, 6'2 - 233 lbs., 4.76 40 - Michigan State (UFA) Out for year. Suffered knee injury August 2015. Will seek a medical redshirt for sixth year.
SS RJ Williamson, No. 26, 6'0 - 215 lbs., 4.63 40 - Michigan State (6th)
LS Taybor Pepper, No. 52, 6'5 - 230 lbs., 5.06 40 - Michigan State (UFA)
RB Paul James, No. 34, 6'0 - 205 lbs., 4.57 40 - Rutgers (6th-7th) Torn ACL in right knee on Sept 2014.
WR Leonte Carroo, No. 4, 6'1 - 205 lbs., 4.3s 40 - Rutgers (3rd) Suspended first half of season opener for curfew violation. Dismissed from team after domestic violence arrest 9/13/15. Simple Assault charges dismissed on 10/6/15. Reinstated to team on 10/7/15.
OT Keith Lumpkin, No. 74, 6'7 - 310 lbs., 5.27 40 - Rutgers (6th)
DE Darius Hamilton, No. 91, 6'3 - 255 lbs., 4.87 40 - Rutgers (7th-UFA)
OLB Quentin Gause, No. 50, 6'1 - 226 lbs., 4.72 40 - Rutgers (UFA)
Utah State vs. Fresno State
The 49ers were 1 of 4 teams in attendance for the Utah State vs. Fresno State match-up. For Utah State, the player 49ers' scouts are likely targeting is edge rusher OLB Kyler Fackrell, No. 9. The former high school basketball and volleyball player, as well as a former high school quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker, safety, and return specialist, Fackrell showcases ideal size (6'5") and length for the position with a great ability to stack and shed setting the edge, impressive closing speed exploding off the edge (he's extremely fast with excellent burst), and looks very good in space. A blue-collar high character player with a great work ethic that loves the game of football, and is adept at playing the pass and the run. One thing of note, Fackrell is coming back from missing the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL.
Utah State also has two wide receiver prospects of note in WR Hunter Sharp, No. 4, and WR Brandon Swindall, No. 11.
Hunter Sharp has a good combination of size (6'0" - 200 lbs.), speed and athleticism with great explosion, ball skills, nice change of directions skills, excellent balance and body control, precise and fluid route running, solid hands, and attacks the ball at its highest point. An area for concern with Sharp is that he was suspended for the first two games of the season for violating team rules.
Brandon Swindall, No. 11, is a height (6'4") and length prospect with good speed, strong hands, smooth route running, solid blocker, and great ball skills. Swindall is looking to regain his explosion and speed after tearing his Achilles in his left foot at the start of the second game of the 2014 season.
Fresno State has two draft-eligible prospects of note in RB Marteze Waller, No. 33, and ILB Kyrie Wilson, No. 17.
Marteze Waller is a one-cut downhill runner that displays good power behind his pads. Shows good athleticism, patience, vision, and awareness that breaks tackles (runs through arm tackles), and has reliable hands as a pass catcher out of the backfield. Waller Does not have great explosion, but showcases good burst and quickly finds the hole to run to daylight. A thumper and a workhorse, Waller excels in running inside the tackles with the occasional bounce to the outside eluding defenders.
ILB Kyrie Wilson displays a good combination of size (6'2" - 243 lbs.), speed, and athleticism with great awareness and instincts. Wilson is a sideline-to-sideline pursuit linebacker, and once he recognizes the play, he showcases good burst and closes fast to make tackles. He is good in coverage with nice ball skills, and is a tackling machine with solid college production. Also shows durability playing in all games throughout his college career.
QB Chuckie Keeton, No. 16, 6'1 - 210 lbs., 4.77 40 - Utah State (UFA) Out four to six weeks with a sprained knee injury suffered on 9/19/15 against Washington. 5th year senior granted medical hardship. Torn ACL in left knee in 2013 and re-injured surgically repaired knee in September 2014.
WR Hunter Sharp, No. 4, 6'0 - 200 lbs., 4.43 40 - Utah State (6th) Suspended for the first two games of 2015 season for violating team rules.
WR Brandon Swindall, No. 11, 6'4 - 205 lbs., 4.56 40 - Utah State (7th) Coming back from a torn Achilles on left foot September 2014.
DE Jordan Nielsen, No. 97, 6'5 - 270 lbs., 4.97 40 - Utah Sate (UFA)
OLB Kyler Fackrell, No. 9, 6'5 - 250 lbs., 4.74 40 - Utah State (4th) Missed the 2014 season after tearing his right ACL in the season opener.
RB Marteze Waller, No. 33, 5'11 - 209 lbs., 4.59 40 - Fresno State (6th-7th)
OT Alex Fifita, No. 76, 6'4 - 303 lbs., 5.27 40 - Fresno State (UFA)
OLB Ejiro Elderaine, No. 31, 6'2 - 225 lbs., 4.73 40 - Fresno State (UFA)
ILB Kyrie Wilson, No. 17, 6'2 - 243 lbs., 4.82 40 - Fresno State (7th)
CB Charles Washington, No. 28, 5'10 - 197 lbs., 4.57 40 - Fresno State (UFA)
Week 1 Recap
We are touching base with a couple of games we found out 49ers' scouts attended earlier in the season. Below you will find a listing of draft-eligible prospects for both games (Troy vs. NC State and Rhode Island vs. Syracuse) that occurred during Week 1 of the college football season.
Troy vs. NC State
RB Brandon Burks, No. 32, 5'9 - 207 lbs., 4.69 40 - Troy (UFA)
QB Jacoby Brissett, No. 12, 6'3 - 235 lbs., 4.76 40 - NC State (4th) Transfer from Florida.
RB Shadrach Thornton, No. 10, 6'0 - 218 lbs., 4.59 40 - NC State (UFA) Dismissed from school on 10/3/15. Dismissed due to recent arrest and several previous infractions. It was Thornton's third suspension.
OT Joe Thuney, No. 54, 6'4 - 295 lbs., 5.21 40 - NC State (UFA)
OG Alex Barr, No. 71, 6'7 - 318 lbs., 5.41 40 - NC State (UFA)
C Quinton Schooley, No. 60, 6'3 - 298 lbs., 5.27 40 - NC State (UFA)
DE Mike Rose, No. 90, 6'3 - 276 lbs., 4.88 40 - NC State (UFA)
CB Juston Burris, No. 11, 6'0 - 207 lbs., 4.58 40 - NC State (6th-7th)
FS Hakim Jones, No. 20, 6'1 - 205 lbs., 4.63 40 - NC State (6th-7th)
Rhode Island vs. Syracuse
OT Tyler Catalina, No. 72, 6'5 - 298 lbs., - Rhode Island (UFA)
QB Terrel Hunt, No. 10, 6'3 - 234 lbs., 4.76 40 - Syracuse (UFA)
Out for the year with a torn Achilles tendon on 9/4/15.
OG Nick Robinson, No. 68, 6'5 - 297 lbs., - Syracuse (UFA)
C Robert Trudo, No. 55, 6'3 - 307 lbs., 5.32 40 - Syracuse (UFA)
DE *Ron Thompson, No. 13, 6'3 - 255 lbs., 4.87 40 - Syracuse (5th)
CB Julian Whigham, No. 1, 6'0 - 187 lbs., 4.56 40 - Syracuse (UFA)