The San Francisco 49ers have been frequently connected with Washington cornerback Marcus Peters in mock drafts. Lately his name has slipped a bit, but he is a guy on the radar. The 49ers met with Peters at the NFL Combine, and now Matt Barrows is reporting the team will meet with Peters on an official visit in April. Given this follow-up visit (one of 30 official pre-draft visits the team can have in April), the 49ers will have a chance for some follow-up and further scrutiny.
Peters was dismissed from Washington this past season following a confrontation with a coach. He has had a couple different issues, so any inquiry will likely involve plenty of coverage of that. It would be interesting to see what the 49ers have in mind for this meeting given that they had a formal meeting with him at the NFL Combine. It provides a chance for Peters to meet with more members of the 49ers coaching staff and front office. It also provides a chance to potentially follow up with questions based on research over the last month.
The 49ers could have some needs at the cornerback position if they are not completely comfortable with the fairly large stable of cornerbacks coming into the offseason workout program. The 49ers could decide they like him enough to take him at No. 15, or they could decide to move down and try and still grab him.
Peters competed in the NFL Combine, and you can review his numbers below. Washington holds their Pro Day on Thursday, but I am not sure if Peters will be performing there, or at his own private Pro Day.
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