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49ers to host local Pro Day on Friday

The San Francisco 49ers are hosting their local Pro Day on Friday, April 17. We take a look at some early names expected to be in attendance.

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The San Francisco 49ers will be hosting their local Pro Day on Friday, and we are starting to get a look at a few names that will be taking part. Aaron Wilson reported that Cal safety Michael Lowe will take part in the event, and Matt Barrows reported the following players will take part:

LS Nate Boyer, Texas
CB Alex Carter, Stanford
WR DeAndre Carter, Sacramento State
S Akeem King, San Jose State
DL Travis Raciti, San Jose State
S Jordan Richards, Stanford
ILB A.J. Tarpley, Stanford

The local Pro Day provides teams a chance to host players that went to college in the local area, or are from the region. Some players will take part in multiple pro days. Lowe will also take part in the Baltimore Ravens Pro Day, having gone to high school at DeMatha in Maryland. Carter was born in San Jose, and grew up in Fremont. Speaking of Carter, that Barrows link is an interesting read on the wide receiver prospect.

Earlier this week I mentioned that Nate Boyer was having an official visit with the 49ers. It looks like I was a little wrong. Boyer said he was meeting with the team, but it appears like it will be strictly this Pro Day. Although he attended Texas, he grew up in Dublin, California, so he is eligible. The local Pro Day does NOT count against the 30 pre-draft visits.

Last year, the 49ers hosted a reported 63 players for their local Pro Day. They did not draft anybody from that group, but at one point or another they signed several UDFAs, including USC TE Kevin Greene, ILB Shayne Skov and CB Cameron Fuller. That being said, I'd imagine they spent good time with some of the bigger name prospects they were able to bring in.