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Scouting 49ers scouts: College games the team attended Week 7

Niners Nation's Greg Valerio highlights and profiles the 2016 NFL draft-eligible prospects from college football games 49ers' scouts attended during Week 7.

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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's College Football 24/7, we have a look at some of the Week 7 action where 49ers' scouts were credentialed to attend.

Week 7

UCLA vs. Stanford

The 49ers were 1 of 14 teams in attendance for the UCLA vs. Stanford match-up. UCLA has several draft-eligible players the 49ers are likely targeting; however, a good portion of those prospects are currently injured and would be considered a #BaalkeDelight (the redshirt bonanza special). The three players in question are OLB Myles Jack, No. 30; DT Eddie Vanderdoes, No. 47; and CB Fabian Moreau, No. 10.

The extremely talented and explosive athlete in junior OLB Myles Jack, is out for the year with an anterior meniscus injury suffered September 22, 2015. Last week (October 16, 2014), Jack signed with sports agent group Octagon in preparation for the 2016 NFL Draft; moreover, Jack intends to be physically ready for the NFL Combine. Jack's athleticism and skills are insane. He plays with tremendous vision and awareness, a very explosive and reliable tackler, can line up on the inside and outside with solid coverage skills, and he could easily be a high round draft prospect as a running back as well. Jack would be a stellar fit as an inside linebacker in the 49ers 3-4 defense, but with his versatility, he can be utilized practically anywhere. Jack's stats three games in: 15 tackles, 1 interception, and 1 pass deflection.

Junior DT Eddie Vanderdoes tore his ACL in the season opener. He is a powerful run stuffer in the middle that eats up blockers and has solid vision. He could redshirt this year and come back to UCLA the following season, but his impressive skill-set could turn heads and entice him to declare for the draft. Vanderdoes' stats one game in: 8 tackles and 2 tackles for loss.

CB Fabian Moreau was lost to the season with a Lisfranc injury (foot injury). The senior displayed tremendous athleticism and speed to go along with his impressive fluidity and nice ball skills. Converted from the running back position, Moreau is still relatively raw to the position, but has been steadily developing. He could very likely apply for a medical redshirt and return to UCLA to polish up his skills, or take his talents to the next level. Moreau's stats three games in: 8 tackles and 1 pass deflection.

Moving on from the injury plagued UCLA prospects, we look at a player that is actually not suffering from a season ending injury. UCLA's junior DT Kenny Clark, No. 97, is a beast of a man clogging up the middle as a powerful immovable run stuffer with great explosion. Clark easily takes on multiple blockers freeing up his linebackers to roam freely in order to chase down the ball carrier. He also shows versatility to play nose guard and the five-technique. Clark's stats six games in: 33 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 3 pass deflections.

WR Jordan Payton, No. 9, is a vertical threat with a great combination of size (6'1"), speed, and athleticism. Payton showcases good sharp route running, strong hands, and is a tough runner after the catch. Through six games, the senior has 31 receptions, 486 yards, averaging 15.7 yards, and 4 touchdowns.

* = indicates junior status


WR Jordan Payton, No. 9, 6'1 - 213 lbs., 4.54 40 - UCLA (5th-6th)
WR Devin Fuller, No. 7, 5'11 - 195 lbs., 4.52 40 - UCLA (UFA)
C Jake Brendel, No. 54, 6'3 - 290 lbs., 5.16 40 - UCLA (UFA)
DT *Kenny Clark, No. 97, 6'3 - 308 lbs., 5.22 40 - UCLA (1st)
DT *Eddie Vanderdoes, No. 47, 6'3 - 305 lbs., 5.17 40 - UCLA (2017?) Transfer from Notre Dame. Torn ACL during Week 1 game. Out for year.
OLB *Myles Jack, No. 30, 6'1 - 232 lbs., 4.56 40 - UCLA (1st) Out the year with a torn anterior meniscus injury.
OLB Aaron Wallace, No. 51, 6'2 - 243 lbs., 4.78 40 - UCLA (UFA)
CB Fabian Moreau, No. 10, 5'11 - 195 lbs., 4.52 40 - UCLA (4th) Out for the year with a Lisfranc injury.

Stanford is known as a program that produces NFL ready type talent; therefore, 49ers' scouts likely have several players targeted. We start things off with Stanford QB Kevin Hogan, No. 8. Hogan displays the physical attributes of a NFL caliber quarterback (6'4" - 225 lbs.), but his funky delivery, sporadic accuracy, and inconsistency is a problem for the next level; however, he does come from a pro-style offense and has a strong arm, great instincts, toughness, and sneaky athleticism. Hogan efficiency has been steadily improving as of late, and it appears Hogan is staying on track becoming more consistent. Through six games, Hogan is 89/135 with a 65.9% completion percentage, 1,286 yards, and a 12/3 touchdown to interception ratio.

WR Devon Cajuste, No. 89, is another big-bodied receiver (6'4" - 229 lbs.) displaying decent speed, fair route running skills, great ball control, and strong hands. Cajuste will not blow people away with his speed, but utilizes his physicality, body control, and surprising quickness off his breaks to gain separation and win at the catch. He has inconsistent hands, but brings value as a solid blocker. Cajuste's numbers thus far: 15 receptions, 167 yards, and 2 touchdowns.

The Cardinal's OT Kyle Murphy, No. 78, showcases great size, (6'7" - 298 lbs.), quickness, flexibility, and length (long arms). The left tackle is solid in pass protection with quick movement, and displays power in the run game driving defenders with aggression. He also has experience playing right tackle (cue 49ers interest), which is his likely home in the NFL.

OG Joshua Garnett, No. 51, is a very large mauler interior lineman with NFL size (6'5" - 325 lbs.), strength, length (long arms), and power. Garnett is a brawler in a phone booth, and although he may not have nimble feet and the ideal athleticism (has balance issues), the power he generates from his lower half is impressive driving defenders with ease. Garnett also comes from NFL bloodlines, with his father, Scott Garnett, being a former NFL nose tackle.

ILB Blake Martinez, No. 4, is not overly athletic, but has tremendous instincts, good lateral quickness, awareness, good at shedding, and has a knack for always being around the ball with his high-motor. Martinez does not take false steps, shows good burst and closing speed, and is a sound and reliable tackler. He looks like a 3-4 ILB who will bring value on special teams. Martinez's stats six games in: 68 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1 interception, and 4 pass deflections.

Another Stanford Cardinal to keep an eye on is OLB Kevin Anderson, No. 48. At 6'4" - 245 pounds, Anderson brings an NFL caliber frame to go along with his impressive awareness, intelligence, and a non-stop motor. Anderson displays nice explosion, closing speed, and is a sound tackler. Unfortunately, Anderson has been sidelined as of late (going on four games now) with an ankle injury. Anderson's stats three games in: 20 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss.


QB Kevin Hogan, No. 8, 6'4 - 225 lbs., 4.86 40 - Stanford (4th)
RB Remound Wright, No. 22, 5'9 - 204 lbs., 4.59 40 - Stanford (UFA)
RB Barry Sanders, No. 26, 5'10 - 198 lbs., 4.54 40 - Stanford (UFA) Son of the great Hall of Famer Barry Sanders.
WR Devon Cajuste, No. 89, 6'4 - 229 lbs., 4.60 40 - Stanford (5th)
OT Kyle Murphy, No. 78, 6'7 - 298 lbs., 5.19 40 - Stanford (3rd)
OG Joshua Garnett, No. 51, 6'5 - 325 lbs., 5.38 40 - Stanford (5th-6th)
DE Brennan Scarlett, No. 17, 6'4 - 265 lbs., 4.96 40 - Stanford (UFA) Grad transfer from California.
DE Luke Kaumatule, No. 99, 6'6 - 276 lbs., 5.06 40 - Stanford (UFA)
OLB Kevin Anderson, No. 48, 6'4 - 245 lbs., 4.84 40 - Stanford (7th)
ILB Blake Martinez, No. 4, 6'2 - 247 lbs., 4.79 40 - Stanford (4th)
SS Kodi Whitfield, No. 5, 6'2 - 204 lbs., 4.58 40 - Stanford (UFA)
LS Reed Miller, No. 67, 6'2 - 220 lbs., 5.14 40 - Stanford (UFA)

USC vs. Notre Dame

The 49ers were 1 of 15 teams in attendance for the USC vs. Notre Dame match-up. 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. Kessler's stats six games in: 135/197 with a 68.5% completion percentage, 1,818 yards, and a 17/5 touchdown to interception ratio.

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's rushing stats six games in: 63 rushes for 356 yards, averaging 5.7 yards with 4 touchdowns. Madden's receiving stats six games in: 14 receptions for 113 yards, averaging 8.1 yards with 1 touchdown.

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 on October 8, 2015 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. Craven's stats six games in: 41 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 3 pass deflections, 1 force fumble, and 1 interception.

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. Sarao's stats six games in: 17 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 sack.

DT Antwaun Woods, No. 99, is a stout run stuffer with extremely thick tree-trunks for legs providing a solid and powerful base that makes him a difficult task to move him off his spot. A plugger in the middle, Woods uses his thick frame to eat up double teams and clogs up gaps as a space eater. One thing of note to keep an eye on with Woods, he has a lingering pectoral injury that he initially suffered (torn pectoral muscle) back in December 2014. Wood's stats five games in: 11 tackles.

DE Delvon Simmons, No. 52, displays a great combination of size (6'5" - 295 lbs.), length, strength, and athleticism. A stout run stuffer, Simmons is very good against the run, shows improved hand technique and stacking and shedding leading the Trojan's defensive line with 26 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, and 1 sack. Needs to improve foot movement at the point of attack, and is improving as a pass rusher.

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. Seymour's stats three games in: 7 tackles, and 1 tackle for loss.


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 Jahleel Pinner, No. 38, 5'11 - 240 lbs., 4.87 40 - USC (UFA)
FB Soma Vainuku, No. 31, 6'0 - 258 lbs., 4.83 40 - USC (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 (6th)
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 (5th) 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)

Draft-eligible talent for Notre Dame is in abundance, and no doubt 49ers' scouts have their hands full in keeping track of all the quality talent the Fighting Irish possesses. One player I am absolutely excited about and believe is a potentially high target for the 49ers is junior OLB Jaylon Smith, No. 9. I see a lot of similarities to Jaylon Smith's game with Patrick Willis, which I know is a tall order, but Smith's speed, athleticism, and amazing sideline-to-sideline capabilities are truly impressive. Smith showcases great size, agility, explosion, and strength and would be a great fit next to NaVorro Bowman as an inside linebacker in the 49ers' 3-4 defensive scheme. Smith's stats seven games in: 57 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 3 pass deflections, 1 forced fumble, and 2 fumble recoveries.

ILB Joe Schmidt, No. 38, is an undersized (6'0"), yet intelligent inside linebacker prospect with sound awareness, instincts, and a solid tackler. The former walk-on also displays a tremendous work ethic and inspiring leadership skills. Schmidt's stats seven games in: 41 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 pass deflection, and 1 sack.

DT Sheldon Day, No. 91, is a quick and powerful defensive tackle showcasing great balance and a quick first step. Although Day's lack of size and length will limit him to a three-technique, his impressive penetration and quickness at the point of attack makes him a disruptive force in the backfield. Day's stats seven games in: 25 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 1 pass deflection, and 2 sacks.

DE Romeo Okwara, No. 45, is a great length and speed prospect coming off the edge. Okwara needs to show more consistency, but with another solid year under his belt, he should be a good rotational edge rusher at the next level. Okwara's stats seven games in: 16 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1 fumble recovery, and 3 sacks.

Junior CB KeiVarae Russell, No. 6, is a solid press corner utilizing his great length and aggressiveness to shut down opponents. Along with his impressive ball skills, Russell displays a great combination of size (5'11"), speed, quickness, strength, and freaky athleticism. Russell brings a physicality at the corner position (great run defender) along with a football savvy allowing him to utilize all facets of his amazing athleticism. Russell's stats seven games in: 42 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception, 3 pass deflections, and 1 forced fumble.

One offensive player to keep an eye on is arguably the top offensive tackle prospect in this years' draft class in junior OT Ronnie Stanley, No. 78. Stanley, a technician, showcases tremendous combination of size, athleticism, length, quickness, speed, and strength. Using his long arms, lateral quickness, balance, solid technique, and a quick first step, Stanley easily mirrors defenders in pass pro, and shows physicality in the run game. He also shows durability starting every game the past two seasons.

C Nick Martin, No. 72, is the younger brother of outstanding Dallas Cowboy's All-Pro guard Zack Martin. Nick is explosive at the point of attack, blocks with leverage, a road grader in the run game with a great punch at the point of attack and solid leg push driving defenders. Martin anchors well in pass protection and showcases impressive athleticism, smarts, patience, explosive punch, and quick feet in space. He has the versatility to play guard, but his natural position is at center.

RB C.J. Prosise, No. 20, has a nice combination of size (6'0" - 220 lbs.), speed, and athleticism. The former backup has impressed this season filling in for the injured junior, Tarean Folston. The all-purpose back showcases natural skills for the position displaying excellent movement in space, speed around the corner, and an impressive showing between the tackles with great power from his legs. Moreover, Prosise is skilled as a pass catcher (former wide receiver) displaying solid soft hands and good ball skills out of the backfield. He also brings value on special teams (Notre Dame's special team's player of the year in 2014). Prosise's rushing stats seven games in: 129 rushes, 922 yards, averaging 7.1 yards per carry, and 11 touchdowns. Prosise's receiving stats seven games in: 18 receptions, 219 yards, averaging 12.2 yards per reception, and 1 touchdown.

Three Notre Dame wide receivers to keep an eye on are WR Will Fuller, No. 7; WR Chris Brown, No. 2; and WR Amir Carlisle, No. 3.

Will Fuller, a junior, is a deep threat prospect that has a knack for taking the top off coverages. Fuller utilizes his impressive speed (runs fast in pads), agility, quickness, and solid route running skills to gain separation, where he explodes out of his breaks and bursts with acceleration making huge plays. One area of concern is Fuller's inconsistent hands, since he has a tendency to drop catchable passes. Fuller's stats seven games in: 32 receptions, 702 yards, averaging 21.9 yards per catch, and 8 touchdowns.

Chris Brown is reliable possession type receiver that is solid working underneath displaying good hands, nice balance, and solid ball skills. Brown also displays a great combination of size (6'2"), speed, quickness, fluidity, and athleticism. Moreover, Brown is stout and aggressive in run support. Brown's stats seven games in: 27 receptions, 355 yards, averaging 13.1 yards per catch, and 2 touchdowns.

Amir Carlisle is a former running back turned wide receiver with excellent athleticism, great speed, and solid fluidity. The former Jim Harbaugh Stanford recruit learned a lot under the tutelage of Frank Gore when Carlisle's father, Duane Carlisle, was the 49ers Head Strength and Conditioning coach (2005-2011). Amir displays great burst, good hands, impressive change of direction skills, and solid vision. Carlisle can be looked as a hybrid running back/wide receiver prospect at the next level, but his likely home is in the slot.

Other Notre Dame draft-eligible prospects to keep an eye on are: FS Max Redfield, No. 10; and SS Elijah Shumate, No. 22.

Notre Dame

RB *Tarean Folston, No. 25, 5'9 - 214 lbs., 4.56 40 - Notre Dame (2017?) Out for the year with a torn ACL.
RB C.J. Prosise, No. 20, 6'1 - 220 lbs., 4.65 40 - Notre Dame (4th)
WR *Will Fuller, No. 7, 6'0 - 180 lbs., 4.51 40 - Notre Dame (4th)
WR Chris Brown, No. 2, 6'2 - 195 lbs., 4.48 40 - Notre Dame (5th)
WR Amir Carlisle, No. 3, 5'10 - 192 lbs., 4.43 40 - Notre Dame (6th-7th) Transfer from USC.
OT *Ronnie Stanley, No. 78, 6'6 - 315 lbs., 5.17 40 - Notre Dame (1st)
C Nick Martin, No. 72, 6'4 - 295 lbs., 5.26 40 - Notre Dame (3rd)
DT Sheldon Day, No. 91, 6'1 - 285 lbs., 4.94 40 - Notre Dame (2nd-3rd)
DE Romeo Okwara, No. 45, 6'4 - 260 lbs., 4.83 40 - Notre Dame (5th-6th)
DE Ishaq Williams, No. 11, 6'4 - 271 lbs., 4.76 40 - Notre Dame (6th-UFA) Out for the year, Academics. Williams lost eligibility appeal. He was suspended in 2014 as part of an academic fraud case. Williams was formally readmitted by Notre Dame, but Williams did not enroll in school, leading to the NCAA rejecting his eligibility appeal to play this year. Williams has returned to school and is on track to for his degree, but he isn't allowed to practice with the team this fall.
OLB *Jaylon Smith, No. 9, 6'3 - 235 lbs., 4.67 40 - Notre Dame (1st)
ILB Joe Schmidt, No. 38, 6'0 - 235 lbs., 4.84 40 - Notre Dame (6th-7th)
CB *KeiVarae Russell, No. 6, 5'11 - 190 lbs. 4.49 40 - Notre Dame (2nd) Cleared by NCAA and reinstated. Missed 2014 season due to academic investigation.
FS Avery Sebastian, No. 4, 5'10 - 195 lbs., 4.59 40 - Notre Dame (UFA) Transfer from California.
FS *Max Redfield, No. 10, 6'1 - 198 lbs., 4.52 40 - Notre Dame (3rd)
SS Elijah Shumate, No. 22, 6'0 - 213 lbs., 4.54 40 - Notre Dame (4th-5th)

West Virginia vs. Baylor

The 49ers were 1 of 4 teams in attendance for the West Virginia vs. Baylor match-up. 49ers' scouts are likely keeping an eye on four draft-eligible prospects from West Virginia in RB Rushel Shell, No. 7; OT Marquis Lucas, No. 78; SS Karl Joseph, No. 8; and SS K.J. Dillon, No. 9.

Junior RB Rushel Shell, is an elusive running back with a great combination of size (5'10" - 221 lbs.), athleticism, speed, quickness, and power. Shell displays great vision and balance bringing power behind his pads and the speed to run away from defenders. Shell's stats six games in: 88 rushes, 312 yards, averaging 3.5 yards per carry, and 3 touchdowns.

OT Marquis Lucas, brings a nice combination of size (6'4" - 318 lbs.), strength, and versatility. The West Virginia right tackle, likely a guard at the next level, displays a good punch, hand usage, and balance to impede defenders, along with nice technique and anchors well in pass protection.

SS Karl Joseph, a thumper as a defensive back, is a physical player that loves to make the big hits, which at times is a liability when it comes to tackling. Nevertheless, Joseph displays great athleticism, leadership skills, instincts, fluidity, ball skills, aggressiveness, and a fearless mentality defensive coaches love seeing in their defensive players. Unfortunately, two weeks ago (October 7, 2015) Joseph suffered a serious knee injury during practice and will be out for the rest of the season (had successful surgery to repair his ACL on October 14, 2015). Joseph finishes his senior campaign with 20 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery, and 5 interceptions.

SS K.J. Dillon has a great combination of size, length (long arms), and athleticism. Dillon showcases impressive skills in coverage displaying great natural instincts and nice ball skills; moreover, he is aggressive in run support and is a solid tackler. Dillon's stats six games in: 24 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 1 interception.

Other West Virginia players 49ers' scouts are likely keeping an eye on are: FB Cody Clay, No. 88 and ILB Nick Kwiatkoski, No. 35.

West Virginia

RB *Rushel Shell, No. 7, 5'10 - 221 lbs., 4.57 40 - West Virginia (5th-6th) Transfer from Pitt.
FB Cody Clay, No. 88, 6'3 - 265 lbs., 4.88 40 - West Virginia (7th-UFA)
WR K.J. Myers, No. 19, 6'2 - 196 lbs., 4.62 40 - West Virginia (UFA)
OT Marquis Lucas, No. 78, 6'4 - 318 lbs., 5.28 40 - West Virginia (7th)
DT Kyle Rose, No. 93, 6'4 - 294 lbs., 5.12 40 - West Virginia (UFA)
ILB Nick Kwiatkoski, No. 35, 6'2 - 235 lbs., 4.78 40 - West Virginia (7th-UFA)
SS Karl Joseph, No. 8, 5'11 - 197 lbs., 4.57 40 - West Virginia (4th)
SS K.J. Dillon, No. 9, 6'0 - 203 lbs., 4.59 40 - West Virginia (3rd)
P Nick O'Toole, No. 91, 6'4 - 228 lbs., 5.05 40 - West Virginia (UFA)
LS John DePalma, No. 87, 6'5 - 252 lbs., 5.09 40 - West Virginia (UFA)

Baylor is highlighting several intriguing draft prospects definitely worth keeping an eye on. On the offensive side of the ball there are three prospects 49ers' scouts are likely targeting in RB Shock Linwood, No. 32; WR Corey Coleman, No. 1; and OT Spencer Drango, No. 58.

Other than an impressive first name, Shock Linwood displays amazing speed, quickness, burst, agility, and athleticism. Shock, a junior, is undersized at 5'8", but brings great power behind his pads and stays low to the ground showcasing good vision, impressive cuts, and the burst and speed to pull away from defenders. Linwood's stats six games in: 94 rushes for 803 yards, averaging 8.5 yards per carry with 8 touchdowns.

Corey Coleman, a junior, is one of the top deep threats in the nation. Although Coleman is only 5'10", his elite speed (4.38 40), joy stick agility, ball skills, and athleticism are fantastic. His athleticism is off the charts with an amazing 45-inch vertical, 11-foot-3-inch broad jump, and a solid 6.62 seconds in the three-come drill (change of direction, explosion, and lateral agility). In 2014, Coleman finished up the season with 64 receptions, 1,119 yards, averaging 17.5 yards, and 11 TD catches. In only six games into the 2015 season, Coleman is at 41 receptions, 877 yards, averaging 21.4 yards, and 16 touchdown catches. Yup, you saw that right, 16 touchdowns in six games.

Spencer Drango showcases great size (6'6" - 310 lbs.), length, agility, power, good technique, and sound awareness. Although not overly athletic, Drango displays impressive foot quickness, patience, and hand usage in pass protection, as well as being an aggressive mauler driving defenders in the run game. Drango, the three-time Academic All-Big 12 Honoree, is likely to be kicked in at guard at the next level.

On the defensive side of the ball there are two players 49ers' scouts are likely targeting in DT Andrew Billings, No. 75 and DE Shawn Oakman, No. 2.

Andrew Billings, a junior, is a high-motor tenacious athlete with tremendous power to his game. A weight room phenom (805 lbs. squat, 500 lbs. bench press, and 705 lbs. deadlift), Billings harnesses his strength to collapse the pocket and showcases impressive quickness. Billings would make a great nose guard in the 49ers' scheme as a stout run defender in the middle easily capable of occupying blocks and providing the quickness and speed to be extremely disruptive in the backfield. Billings' stats six games in: 21 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble.

Shawn Oakman is an eye-popping jaw-dropping humongous athlete coming in at 6'9" - 280 pounds. Besides the obvious size and strength Oakman bestows, he also showcases tremendous length, quickness, burst, agility, and power. A physical terror on the field, Oakman uses great burst off the line of scrimmage, quickly engages offensive lineman with aggressive and violent hands, and utilizes his amazing arm length to gain separation. Although he has very good speed, Oakman relies heavily on his power and agility to get into the backfield. A disruptive force, he showcases a high motor and an aggressive style of play. Oakman is an ideal 3-4 defensive end in the 49ers' scheme, but his continued growth and foot speed could make him more versatile. Oakman's stats six games in: 17 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and 1 force fumble.

Another Baylor prospect to keep an eye on is WR Jay Lee, No. 4.


RB *Shock Linwood, No. 32, 5'8 - 195 lbs., 4.44 40 - Baylor (6th)
WR *Corey Coleman, No. 1, 5'10 - 190 lbs., 4.38 40 - Baylor (4th)
WR Jay Lee, No. 4, 6'2 - 215 lbs., 4.57 40 - Baylor (7th)
TE LaQuan McGowan, No. 80, 6'6 - 392 lbs., 5.57 40 - Baylor (UFA)
OT Pat Colbert, No. 69, 6'5 - 305 lbs., 5.27 40 - Baylor (UFA)
OT Spencer Drango, No. 58, 6'6 - 310 lbs., 5.14 40 - Baylor (2nd) Had back surgery November 2013.
OG Blake Muir, No. 73, 6'5 - 310 lbs., 5.26 40 - Baylor (UFA) Transfer from Hawaii.
OG Jarell Broxton, No. 61, 6'4 - 330 lbs., 5.43 40 - Baylor (UFA)
DT *Andrew Billings, No. 75, 6'1 - 300 lbs., 5.04 40 - Baylor (2nd)
DT Beau Blackshear, No. 95, 6'3 - 300 lbs., 5.19 40 - Baylor (UFA)
DE Shawn Oakman, No. 2, 6'9 - 280 lbs., 4.88 40 - Baylor (1st) Dismissed from Penn State for violation of team rules. Suspend first game in 2015 for a violation of team rules.
DE Jamal Palmer, No. 92, 6'2 - 240 lbs., 4.78 40 - Baylor (UFA)
CB Terrell Burt, No. 13, 5'10 - 185 lbs., 4.52 40 - Baylor (UFA)

UCF vs. Temple

The 49ers were 1 of 4 teams in attendance for the UCF vs. Temple match-up. With back-to-back first round selections in 2015 (WR Breshad Perriman) and 2014 (QB Blake Bortles), it is highly likely the 2016 Draft for UCF will not produce a single draft-eligible prospect drafted. Nevertheless, three priority free agents are definitely worth noting in DT Demetris Anderson, No. 94 (Out for the entire season with a knee injury); DT Lance McDowdell, No. 90; and DE Thomas Niles, No. 69.


DT Demetris Anderson, No. 94, 6'2 - 302 lbs., 5.29 40 - UCF (UFA) Transfer from Western Michigan. Out for the entire 2015 season with a knee injury.
DT Lance McDowdell, No. 90, 6'3 - 310 lbs., 5.30 40 - UCF (UFA)
DE Thomas Niles, No. 69, 6'2 - 270 lbs., 4.98 40 - UCF (UFA)

Temple has a few draft-eligible prospects to keep an eye on, but the player 49ers' scouts are likely targeting is OLB Tyler Matakevich, No. 8. Tyler Matakevich is a run and chase type high-motored inside linebacker (49ers projection) that plays sideline-to-sideline with great instincts and awareness. He has good quickness, agility, and change of direction skills. Plays with aggression, excellent tackling technique, shows good short area quickness with nice lateral movement to quickly move around sidestepping defenders easily going through the trash. Shows strength in taking on blockers straight on and good hand technique in stacking and shedding. Good coverage skills with nice hip flexibility and ball skills. Great blitzer wreaking havoc in the backfield. Does not possess the eye-popping athletic traits, but Matakevich relies heavily on terrific instincts, a high football IQ, good quickness and burst, along with sound technique and physical play to make plays on a consistent level.

The former high school baseball player has tremendous production with three consecutive seasons with over 100 tackles. Will need to learn to stick to assignment football first and not rely on instincts initially, similar to Chris Borland at the start of his rookie season. Matakevich's stats six games in: 52 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 4 pass deflections. Matakevich's career stats thus far: 407 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 5 interceptions, 10 pass deflections, 4 fumble recoveries, and 4 forced fumbles.

Other Temple players likely on 49ers' radar are DT Matt Ioannidis, No. 9; and DT Hershey Walton, No. 72.


C Kyle Friend, No. 79, 6'1 - 305 lbs., 5.07 40 - Temple (UFA)
DT Matt Ioannidis, No. 9, 6'3 - 292 lbs., 5.08 40 - Temple (7th)
DT Hershey Walton, No. 72, 6'3 - 314 lbs., 5.12 40 - Temple (7th-UFA)
OLB Tyler Matakevich, No. 8, 6'1 - 235 lbs., 4.73 40 - Temple (3rd-4th)
CB Tavon Young, No. 1, 5'9 - 180 lbs., 4.52 40 - Temple (UFA)