Today's pro days may be the best single day of prospect showcases since the Combine last month. Programs showing of their draft eligible prospects today include: Alabama, Central Arkansas, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Eastern Washington, Emporia State, Louisville, Marshall, Oklahoma, Rice, Rutgers, South Florida, USC, Wisconsin.
Despite yesterdays signing of Torrey Smith, wide receiver still figures to be a position of need just not one that needs to be addressed in the first round necessarily.
It'd certainly be hard to pass one the likes of Alabama's Amari Cooper, Louisville's Devante Parker, and Oklahoma/Missouri's Dorial Green-Beckham should any of them be available at 15. All three will be looking to solidify their already top-15 draft stock.
If you're looking for some round two or later receivers keep an eye on USC's Nelson Agholor and Central Arkansas Dezmin Lewis.
Agholor could have been a first round pick had he decided to return to USC for his senior year. Instead, he'll probably end up as a second or third rounder in yet another deep receiver class. Agholor's athleticism and big play ability would be a welcomed addition to a revamped receiving core.
Lewis is a bit more of a long-term project as he's still incredibly raw. The 6-4, 214lbs receiver has excellent sized and length. His 4.58 speed at the Combine last month was good enough to turn some heads.
Rutgers' Tyler Kroft pulled out of the Combine after an old ankle injury flared up while team doctors poked and prodded his foot. I expected the athletic Kroft to stand out in a below average tight end class. He'll get his chance today.
Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon will probably be available when the 49ers are picking at 15. I think that'll be the only thing linking the two as I don't expect the 9ers to take a running back in the first round especially after the promise Carlos Hyde showed last season.
Switching to the other side of the ball the 49ers will also look to add depth off the edge. Louisville's Lorenzo Mauldin is a bit of a tweener but demonstrated the ability to be an explosive playmaker. Mauldin uses his hands as good as any edge rusher in the draft and could be a nice pick in the third round.
USC corner Josh Shaw could also be an option for the 9ers in the mid rounds. Shaw could be low risk/high reward addition to a secondary that might be losing its top two corners from 2014 in Chris Culliver and Perrish Cox.
Pro days will continue tomorrow with Buffalo, Delaware, Fresno State, Idaho, Kentucky, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Oklahoma State, Oregon, UNLV, Washington State, and Wyoming.