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49ers among many teams in attendance at Towson Pro Day

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The San Francisco 49ers are looking at some small school prospects, likely on the defensive side of the ball.

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The most prominent April 1 Pro Days are Miami (FL) and South Carolina, but Towson University is getting some publicity as well. The Maryland university is apparently has a strong NFL presence today, with teams checking out outside linebacker Ryan Delaire and cornerback Tye Smith. The San Francisco 49ers are one of the teams in attendance, according to Turon Davenport.

It would appear Delaire is the bigger prospect. Well, that's what I'm seeing media wise. I don't imagine google searching "Player X scouting report" is the best way to figure out a prospect, but the media seems to be covering Delaire with a bit more intensity. One difference is that it seems Smith needs to add some serious muscle to his frame. Delaire appears to have the size he needs at this point. Davenport tweeted that one scout had Delaire running a 4.67 40 at the Pro Day.

Non-Division I players are not exactly high on the priority list for teams, but these are guys we could see pop up in the last couple rounds, and of course into UDFA territory. The 49ers last drafted a non D-IA (FBS) player in 2012 when they selected OL Jason Slowey out of Division II Western Oregon. The year before they drafted Mike Person out of I-AA (FCS) Montana State, and Curtis Holcomb out of FCS Florida A&M.

Ryan Delaire scouting reports

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Hogs Haven
Draft Breakdown

Tye Smith scouting reports

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Interview