The San Francisco 49ers will host their local Pro Day later this month, which allows them to bring in a host of players for workouts. They will be able to work out Cal, Stanford and San Jose State players, but they also are allowed to bring in out of town college players who went to high school in the greater Bay Area. We should have a sizable list of those players later in the month.
In the meantime, it appears they will be hosting a "local" player for more than just the Pro Day. Matt Barrows is reporting the 49ers will host Washington State wide receiver Vince Mayle April 13-14. Mayle attended Inderkum High in Natomas, which is just north of Sacramento.
Mayle spent some time in junior college before heading to Washington State. He measured in at the NFL Combine at 6'2, 224 pounds. According to a Washington State fan, he was carrying upwards of 230 early in his time at Wazzou, but he apparently carried the weight well. After a fairly quiet start in 2013 with 42 receptions for 539 yards and seven touchdowns, Mayle blew up in 2014. He finished the year with a school record 106 receptions and 1,483 yards with nine touchdowns.
According to Barrows, Mayle worked out for 14 teams on Wednesday, and has the visit set up with the 49ers. Barrows reported his 40 times on Wednesday were 4.52 and 4.63. He ran a 4.67 at the Combine.
It sounds like his hands are problematic, and he finished with 13 drops in 2014. He lacks significant speed, and it would seem does not use his size to his advantage nearly as much as he should. He seems likely to be available in the middle of day three, so if the 49ers elected to wait a bit, they have a guy they could potentially work with and mold. Giving him a chance to learn from a receiver like Anquan Boldin could be just the type of situation that he needs.