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49ers met with Cincinnati guard Parker Ehinger during Shrine Game practice week

The San Francisco 49ers met with Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams during last week's Shrine Game practices, and given his performance on Saturday, that will be the high profile visit. However, the 49ers met with at least one other player. Walter Football is reporting the team also met with Cincinnati offensive guard Parker Ehinger during the week of practices.

Ehinger stands 6'7 and weighs 315 pounds. After red-shirting as a freshman, he played right tackle in 2012 and according to this report, moved to right guard for the team's bowl game that year. He has played the position ever since. That report had this to say about Ehinger:

Junior quarterback Gunner Kiel and his talented receivers (see below) will be mentioned on Saturday night highlight shows this fall, but Ehinger (pronounced EIN-ger) is a major reason for the team's success. He was a Freshman All-American in 2012, mostly starting at right tackle using his height (6-7, 315) and length. Ehinger moved to right guard for the team's bowl game that year, and has been a fixture ever since, moving defenders in the run game and protecting the quarterback. If given the chance to play tackle again this year, he can show the footwork to move outside in the NFL ... otherwise, he'll likely earn a starting job inside.

After his "Freshman All-American" season, he was an honorable mention All-American as a sophomore, and first-team all-conference this past season. He is a guy that scouting reports view as high ceiling potential (With The First Pick1st Down Scouting).

The 49ers have offensive line question marks. Alex Boone is hitting free agency, Marcus Martin has struggled thus far, and Brandon Thomas is looking more and more like a bust. After an expected red-shirt season, Thomas was unable to do make any progress in 2015. This offseason will be huge for him as the team makes numerous offensive changes. Offensive line could be high on the priority list a season removed from some awful performances.