The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their official pre-draft visits last week, and while we don't know all 30, we are getting a better idea of more and more. Georgia Tech wide receiver Darren Waller was on SiriusXM NFL radio Monday morning, and he said he conducted a visit with the 49ers. He also mentioned visiting with the Arizona Cardinals.
Waller said the Cardinals approached him about potentially switching to tight end, while the 49ers spoke with him exclusively about playing wide receiver. Waller is a big boy, standing 6'6 and weighing in at 238 pounds. Although he played in Georgia Tech's run option heavy offense, his blocking is considered a notable weakness. He has tremendous long speed for his size, but it sounds like that he is not a quick accelerator. He seems to need that open field to get his speed going.
Most are projecting him as an early day three pick. It sounds like his route running needs work, and much like Stephen Hill before him, it is hard to make a complete assessment about what he will do because of the Yellow Jackets offense. There is an intriguing ceiling, but also a potentially low floor given the relatively raw nature of his skill set. But obviously the size-speed combination is always going to be highly intriguing to scouts.