The San Francisco 49ers will add another wide receiver to their list of official pre-draft visits. According to Anthony Galaviz, Fresno-born University of Houston product Deontay Greenberry is the seventh wide receiver reported to be making an official visit with the team. The 49ers are also reportedly hosting Sammie Coates, Ricky Collins, Stefon Diggs, Vince Mayle, DeVante Parker and Devin Smith. Greenberry has already visited the Tennessee Titans, and has a visit scheduled with the Houston Texans.
Greenberry put together a strong 2013 campaign, building some buzz heading into 2014. He finished the 2013 season with 82 receptions for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns. His 2014 season was a step back however, finishing with 72 receptions for 841 yards and six touchdowns. He still elected to forego his senior season, but was not invited to the NFL combine.
Greenberry had to wait until his Pro Day to show off further for scouts. He put together a solid effort, running the 40-yard dash in 4.52 and 4.5. He measured in at 6'1, and weighed 211 pounds. That last number is the most intriguing, as he played at 194. He put on muscle weight, but still put together a solid enough 40 time.
40: 4.52, 4.5
Bench press: 21 reps
Vertical: 35 1/2"
20-yard shuttle: 4.31
In assessing various scouting reports, it sounds like drops and route running are two issues for him. He tied for second in FBS with 11 drops. The reports talk about him being lean and lanky, but they all came before he put on some additional weight for his Pro Day. That does not mean he will clearly find success, but it shows he understood an area where he needed to improve, and then went and made the necessary improvements.
He is projected in the sixth or seventh round, if not an undrafted free agent. ESPN ranked him No. 37 among wide receivers, while CBS Sports had him at No. 38. My guess is what appears to be a solid Pro Day showing could give him a little boost on draft day. The film is not exactly ideal for him, but adding the weight and still coming up with decent speed would seem like an example of a Pro Day providing a legitimate boost. Normally, Pro Days provide the media with a chance to catch up with what teams think. This would be a potential exception.