We continue our Scouting 49ers' Scouts series with a look back on some of the draft-eligible players from the college football games 49ers' scouts attended during Week 13. The Internet, and Twitter in particular, provide some insight into where NFL teams are sending scouts for college football games. We will likely never know the full list of games, but it does give us some insight.
Thanks to Chase Goodbread and the folks at NFL.com's College Football 24/7, along with various sources on Twitter, we have a look at some of the Week 13 action where 49ers' scouts were credentialed to attend.
* = indicates junior status
+ = injury status
*RB Leonard Fournette, No. 7, 6'1" - 235 lbs., 4.45 40 - (1st) Has chronic ankle injury that may need surgery in the future.
*WR Malachi Dupre, No. 15, 6'4" - 195 lbs., 4.56 40 - (3rd)
WR Travin Dural, No. 83, 6'2" - 207 lbs., sub 4.4 40 - (3rd-4th)
TE DeSean Smith, No. 89, 6'5" - 243 lbs., 4.76 40 - (UDFA)
TE Colin Jeter, No. 81, 6'6" - 254 lbs., 4.85 40 - (7th-UDFA)
OG Josh Boutte, No. 76, 6'5" - 346 lbs., 5.47 40 - (UDFA)
C Ethan Pocic, No. 77, 6'7" - 302 lbs., 5.18 40 - (2nd)
DE Lewis Neal, No. 92, 6'2" - 272 lbs., 4.82 40 - (6th)
DE Tashawn Bower, No. 46, 6'5" - 253 lbs., 4.84 40 - (UDFA)
OLB Duke Riley, No. 40, 6'1" - 230 lbs., 4.72 40 - (6th-7th)
ILB Kendell Beckwith, No. 52, 6'2" - 247 lbs., 4.82 40 - (3rd)
CB Tre'Davious White, No. 18, 6'0" - 197 lbs., 4.50 40 - (2nd)
CB Dwayne Thomas, No. 13, 6'0" - 201 lbs., 4.49 40 - (UDFA)
FS Rickey Jefferson, No. 9, 6'0" - 209 lbs., 4.58 40 - (UDFA)
*SS Jamal Adams, No. 33, 6'1" - 213 lbs., 4.54 40 - (1st)
*RB Leonard Fournette, No. 7, is a dynamic runner with a perfect combination of size, strength, and speed. The junior bestows amazing vision, sound instincts, and a bruising downhill running style rumbling between-the-tackles like a runaway freight train with impressive long-speed and agility. A freak of an athlete, the junior squats 528 pounds and cleans 352, with a blazing 4.42 40 speed. Already the fourth-leading rusher in school history, Fournette is a workhorse out of the backfield with an excellent worth ethic and versatility to be a dominant running back at the next level. Medical is an area of concern with Fournette suffering from a chronic ankle injury that may need surgery in the future.
*WR Malachi Dupre, No. 15, is a large target big-play receiver showcasing excellent body control, superb ball skills (amazing focus), impressive leaping ability, strong hands, and the long-strider speed and athleticism to consistently make the big catch. With already a knack for getting open deep as an ideal vertical threat over the top, the former No. 1 receiver prospect out of high school also displays decent route running and is fierce underneath showing superb concentration, and the strength in his hands plucking balls out of the sky (impressive catching radius) making tough plays in traffic. Shows great success as a physical and effective run blocker.
WR Travin Dural, No. 83, is a vertical threat downfield showcasing an impressive combination of size (6'2" - 192 lbs.), speed (sub 4.4 40), and athleticism. Although LSU is not a pass-happy offense, Dural showcases reliable hands, solid ball skills, excellent burst and acceleration after the catch, and a willingness to block on the edges. A standout high school track star, Dural is an explosive athlete with exceptional burst. Shows grit attacking balls in the middle of the field and at its highest point with very strong hands. Utilizes his impressive speed and athleticism to separate from defenders and is a work in progress as a route runner. Shows a great ability as a downfield blocker.
C Ethan Pocic, No. 77, is one of the premier center prospects in college football and is a humongous athlete (in relation to position) with an excellent combination of size (6'7" - 302 pounds), length, strength, athleticism, balance, and a high football IQ. A long limbed leader on the field, Pocic is extremely athletic with excellent foot agility easily capable of snapping the football and firing off the ball moving laterally smoothly. Displays great change of direction for a man his size and blocks superbly in space reaching the second level with quickness and power. Shows great ability to read defenses and has tremendous football instincts. Plays with the toughness, nastiness, and grit of a guard finishing all the way to the whistle, and finishes blocks with great technique, power, and foot quickness. Stout at the point of attack and displays excellent ability to anchor the pocket, setting and maintaining the base of the pocket allowing the quarterback to step up in the pocket away from the trash. Brings versatility capable of playing all interior offensive lineman positions.
DE Lewis Neal, No. 92, is a high-motored explosive and tenacious rusher off the edge. He utilizes solid hand usage and strength at the point of attack, great balance, decent lateral movement, fair flexibility, and good closing speed. Neal shows great strength stacking and shedding offensive lineman and is relentless and plays with an angry-aggressiveness wreaking havoc in the backfield. Displays great ability playing front-side blocks at the point of attack with strength, technique, and sound awareness, as well as fair athletic ability to defend against back-side blocks. Needs to develop more pass rush moves, athletically limited in space, and lacks the desired speed and agility to run down defenders from behind. A 4-3 prospect at the next level.
ILB Kendell Beckwith, No. 52, is an amazing tackle-to-tackle athlete (plays with quick lateral movement) with great size, speed, instincts, and explosion. A thumper in the middle, Beckwith is a sound tackler bringing a physicalness at the point of attack, shows patience and explodes as a playmaker, and power to be a force between the tackles. Beckwith is a prototypical in the box read and react linebacker with great bulk-ability. Lacks side-line to side-line range and is a bit stiff with fair agility.
CB Tre'Davious White, No. 18, is a top corner prospect with great ball skills, fluidity, and awareness. Playing very well with his back against the ball, White displays smooth footwork, great hip fluidity, great change of direction skills, solid covering skills (nice recovery staying on hip pocket) and tracks the ball quite well. Displays aggression and physicality in press and has active hands. Shows great awareness in zone and off man coverage with solid burst and closing speed. He also brings value in the return game.
QB Trevor Knight, No. 8, 6'0" - 215 lbs., 4.76 40 - (7th-UDFA)
*WR Speedy Noil, No. 2, 5'11" - 192 lbs., 4.36 40 - (5th-6th-2018)
WR Josh Reynolds, No. 11, 6'4" - 193 lbs., 4.52 40 - (2nd-3rd)
*WR Ricky Seals-Jones, No. 9, 6'5" - 240 lbs., 4.59 40 - (7th-2018)
OT Avery Gennesy, No. 65, 6'5" - 315 lbs., 5.08 40 - (3rd)
OG Jermaine Eluemunor, No. 72, 6'4" - 320 lbs., 5.28 40 - (7th-UDFA)
*DE Myles Garrett, No. 15, 6'5" - 270 lbs., 4.57 40 - (1st)
DE Daeshon Hall, No. 10, 6'6" - 270 lbs., 4.78 40 - (3rd)
DT Hardreck Walker, No. 98, 6'2" - 290 lbs., 5.08 40 - (UDFA)
OLB Shaan Washington, No. 33, 6'3" - 235 lbs., 4.82 40 - (6th-7th)
*FS Armani Watts, No. 23, 5'11" - 200 lbs., 4.49 40 - (3rd)
SS Justin Evans, No. 14, 6'0" - 195 lbs., 4.52 40 - (2nd)
*WR Speedy Noil, No. 2, is definitely true to his name as an amazing athlete with elite speed, the kind of speed that makes him a threat all over the field and a home run threat any time he touches the ball. The former high school track athlete (400m, long, and triple jump) explodes off the line of scrimmage quickly getting behind defenders and plays bigger than his 5'11" size with an explosive vertical and strong reliable hands to bring in contested balls. Shows the ability to break in and out of his breaks with the necessary quick feet and suddenness separating from defenders and the speed to pull away quickly. Displays the ability to make plays taking the short pass and burst to daylight with great lateral quickness making decisive cuts without losing speed. Brings value in the return game. Red flags: plenty of off field issues (team suspensions and arrest for driving without a license), and has been bothered with some nagging injuries throughout his career, so durability concerns are an issue as well.
WR Josh Reynolds, No. 11, is a long, talented wide receiver with great deceptive speed (long strider) and is a smooth route runner with a fluid upper body. The former high school track star athlete possesses excellent length (6'4") and displays impressive leaping ability attacking the ball at its highest point utilizing excellent body control and ball skills. Extends his arms making the catch with soft hands, shows nice quick feet and fluid hips, and is quick in and out of his breaks creating separation with suddenness. Reynolds shows a willingness and aggressiveness as a downfield blocker who can adjust on the move.
*WR Ricky Seals-Jones, No. 9, is a physically dominant player utilizing his impressive Calvin Johnson-like size, tremendous length, impressive speed, and outstanding catch radius plucking balls away from his body with strong hands, and is a mismatch nightmare for defenders. Displays a great ability blocking in the perimeter, and utilizes his body to post up against defenders. Needs more consistency in his game (too many drops), but flashes of his dominance is eye-opening.
OT Avery Gennesy, No. 65, is an impressive athlete for his size at 6'5" - 315 lbs., showcasing solid foot quickness and athletic ability to slide laterally adjusting to movement and potentially becoming one of the top level pass protectors from this years' draft class. The long-armed athlete displays active and heavy hands to jolt defenders and shows a great ability to square up defenders and initially control defenders utilizing his length and power punch to finish opponents with speed and strength. He has the versatility and football intelligence to play all over the offensive line. A product of East Mississippi Community College (Last Chance U - a must see on Netflix), Gennesy is still a bit raw and has some technique issues (holds a lot), but has the potential to be a solid starter at the next level. Going up against Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall almost daily at practice no doubt helps his development.
*DE Myles Garrett, No. 15, is the top prospect in this years' draft class. Garrett brings a perfect blend of size, length, fluidity, speed, instincts, agility, power, and athleticism. A true disruptive force, Garrett lead the SEC in sacks, tackles for loss, and forced fumbles in 2015. An outstanding pass rusher both off the edge and inside (shows great awareness in stunts), Garrett is explosive (absolutely terrific first-step) with excellent flexibility, elite quickness, burst, and acceleration with insane closing speed. He plays with excellent leverage, body control, and balance, adept at holding the point of attack and releasing with amazing change of direction skills, agility, foot quickness, and power. Has elite skills to engage and accelerate off blocks flattening off the edge with a purpose, and possesses elite balance and body control, exploding out of the arc with terrific bend, power, speed, and length. Displays a variety of pass rush moves and is skilled converting speed into power. Displays an excellent ability playing front-side blocks at the point of attack utilizing his length (long arms) and power to successfully stack and shed showing a solid game setting the edge. Quickly destroys defending back-side blocks with his tremendous athleticism, length, and high-motored (has a motor that always runs hot) closing speed. Shows a high football IQ with physical traits and superior athleticism to be a dominant playmaker at the next level. A generational type impact prospect. If he's available for the 49ers, it should be a no-brainer pick.
DE Daeshon Hall, No. 10, is a tall, long-armed, athletically strong pass rusher that explodes off the edge with a superb quick first-step, excellent bend, and impressive closing speed. Hall generates tremendous power to burst off the line of scrimmage, launching his impressive lengthy powerful frame against his opponents with a violent push at the point of attack and speed off the edge. He also possesses great balance and body control, where coming out of the arc from his bend he is able to adjust with ease and take advantage of his length. Hall showcases ideal size, bulk, length, power, quickness, speed, and athleticism you look for in a pass rusher; however, he is also great in the run game, where his agility, balance, and strength helps him set the edge, stack with his long arms and disengage easily to make the play. He shows decent fluidity in space and has good awareness. Hall flashes a lot of dominance, but he needs more consistency to his all around game and display more of his athleticism, since he has a tendency to stay upright and tight (stiff). Nevertheless, Hall already displays an NFL ready frame with impressive athleticism and length teams at the next level will be eager to get their hands on.
QB Austin Appleby, No. 12, 6'4" - 235 lbs., 5.06 40 - (UDFA)
WR Ahmad Fulwood, No. 5, 6'3" - 211 lbs., 4.57 40 - (UDFA)
DE Bryan Cox, No. 94, 6'3" - 260 lbs., 4.77 40 - (3rd-4th)
*DT Caleb Brantley, No. 57, 6'2" - 300 lbs., 5.05 40 - (2nd-3rd)
DT Joey Ivie, No. 91, 6'3" - 290 lbs., 5.05 40 - (UFA)
OLB Jared Davis, No. 40, 6'1" - 240 lbs., 4.78 40 - (3rd)
OLB Daniel McMillan, No. 13, 6'1" - 227 lbs., 4.73 40 - (UDFA)
*CB Jalen 'Teez' Tabor, No. 31, 6'0" - 201 lbs., 4.50 40 - (1st)
*CB Quincy Wilson, No. 6, 6'1" - 213 lbs., 4.54 40 - (1st)
+FS Marcus Maye, No. 20, 5'11" - 210 lbs., 4.54 40 - (3rd) Out for the year broken left arm.
*DT Caleb Brantley, No. 57, showcases great strength at the point of attack (commands double teams) with impressive quickness and agility to penetrate through defenders on the inside. Brantley has a solid combination of size, strength, bulk, athleticism, and foot speed with excellent burst firing off the line of scrimmage, good lower power to bull rush opponents, and superb balance and agility to penetrate through gaps utilizing impressive spin and swim moves. Displays the ability to play front-side blocks at the point of attack and the athletic ability to defend against back-side blocks with a good motor chasing down the ball carrier.
OLB/ILB Jared Davis, No. 40, is an explosive athlete with excellent range, great speed, quickness, agility, balance, flexibility, change of direction skills (very fluid), strength, and burst. Showcases impressive sideline-to-sideline ability covering a lot of ground with excellent speed, agility, quickness, and physicality, Davis is good as a run and chase linebacker with solid explosion and great tackling. He displays excellent instincts and speed easily reading run keys and has the play speed (straight-line speed with a burst) to track down the football with impressive closing speed. Davis is a fierce and great tackler hitting with explosion, and he shows solid skills taking on blockers at the point of attack winning with proper leverage separating with violent and powerful hands stacking and shedding, as well as being an outstanding blitzer attacking inside gaps. Davis plays with a physical presence and aggressive style (sometimes gets the best of him in over-pursuit), good in coverage showing sound awareness and instincts, and great burst with closing speed. Projects as a 4-3 OLB, or an ILB in a 3-4.
*CB Jalen 'Teez' Tabor, No. 31, is an amazing athlete on the field showcasing tremendous quickness, burst, speed, balance, excellent instincts, length, ball skills, and athleticism. His foot speed, quickness, and impressive hip fluidity is top notch. Tabor is an explosive athlete with playmaking abilities, shows solid man to man coverage, excels in zone coverage with outstanding instincts and awareness breaking on balls with terrific explosion. Does a decent job in run support, but can improve in this area (has troubles coming off blocks). Shows versatility to play all over the backend and brings value on special teams.
*CB Quincy Wilson, No. 6, is a big (6'1" - 213 lbs.) and physical corner with next level ball skills that are impressive. Wilson displays an excellent combination of size, length, strength, speed, physicality, and athleticism. He is an extremely physical defender bringing toughness and aggressiveness in run support and is an excellent tackler. Wilson's size and fluidity makes him a great match-up in coverage, where he can utilize his length and aggressiveness in press (bully at the point of attack), and solid instincts and awareness with a great burst in zone, the elite ball skills, and a nose for gaining big yards after the interception.
QB Sean Maguire, No. 10, 6'3" - 232 lbs., 5.28 40 - (UDFA)
*RB Dalvin Cook, No. 4, 5'11" - 206 lbs., 4.46 40 - (1st)
FB Freddie Stevenson, No. 23, 6'0" - 243 lbs., 4.82 40 - (6th)
*WR Travis Rudolph, No. 15, 6'1" - 189 lbs., 4.52 40 - (3rd)
WR Kermit Whitfield, No. 8, 5'8" - 180 lbs., 4.40 40 - (7th-UDFA)
+WR Jesus Wilson, No. 3, 5'10" - 186 lbs., 4.47 40 - (UDFA) Out for the year foot injury.
*OT Roderick Johnson, No. 77, 6'7" - 311 lbs., 5.37 40 - (2nd)
OG Kareem Are, No. 72, 6'5" - 334 lbs., 5.38 40 - (6th)
DE DeMarcus Walker, No. 44, 6'4" - 280 lbs., 4.86 40 - (2nd)
DE Chris Casher, No. 21, 6'3" - 256 lbs., 4.79 40 - (UDFA) No longer with the team due to academics. Faulkner University.
*DT Derrick Nnadi, No. 91, 6'1" - 312 lbs., 5.09 40 - (4th)
CB Marquez White, No. 27, 6'0" - 181 lbs., 4.49 40 - (3rd)
CB Ryan Green, No. 7, 5'10" - 205 lbs., 4.52 40 - (UDFA)
+SS Nate Andrews, No. 29, 5'11" - 210 lbs. 4.62 40 - (4th) Out for the year pectoral injury.
*RB Dalvin Cook, No. 4, is a dominant threat for the Seminoles and is arguably one of the best running backs in the nation. Cook displays a smoothness to his game with excellent instincts, versatility, and big-play waiting to happen at any time threat. His vision, patience, and feel for the game is tremendously impressive, showcasing a nice suddenness in traffic with elite tackle-breaking slippery skills similar to a snake sliding through the grass, and the capacity to hit the home run whenever he touches the ball. Cook showcases an excellent ability to run inside and outside (excellent lateral agility) making consecutive moves in a short area and does not break down when making cuts. Displays great skills as a pass catcher extending arms to make the catch, and does a fair job in pass protection (area in need of improvement). Cook's amazing talent, determined work ethic, and desire for continued improvement will bode well for him at the next level. Shows the versatility to succeed in both zone and gap schemes.
*WR Travis Rudolph, No. 15, was a highly touted recruit out of high school that has developed nicely over the years. Rudolph displays a great combination of size, speed, and athleticism with impressive suddenness in his game and the ability to break in and out of cuts showing the speed and quickness to separate from defensive backs. The junior is not really a physical receiver, but has impressive toughness with the ability to make plays taking advantage of short passes and turning them into big gains. He also shows great ball skills, good hands, and the ability to elevate for the football in traffic and in the end zone.
*OT Roderick Johnson, No. 77, is a highly aggressive road grader mauling through defenses with his brute physicality, size, and strength. The junior boasts great length with a large wing span, impressive athleticism, and relatively light feet for a man his size. Johnson has the mindset and physicalness of a nasty guard, but showcases good athleticism and decent foot speed to slide laterally and adjust to movement. Although a dominant force as a run blocker - displaying tremendous toughness finishing off blocks all the way to the whistle - Johnson is inconsistent in pass protection, where his "rawness" is still evident and technique will need to continue to improve (waist bender).
*DT Derrick Nnadi, No. 91, is a beast in the middle of the Seminoles' defense. The junior boasts a big powerful stout frame with great athleticism, foot quickness, and agility. A load in the middle, Nnadi shows great ability to play front-side blockers at the point of attack with strength and leverage, and utilizes is short area quickness and agility to defend against back-side blocks showcasing tremendous athletic ability for a bruiser of a space eater.
DE DeMarcus Walker, No. 44, is a long-armed thick and solid edge defender showcasing a great combination of size, strength, speed, flexibility, and length bending quite well coming off the edge with good foot quickness and speed. A physical and aggressive edge player with a nice burst off the line of scrimmage, Walker shows good change of direction skills, strength at the point of attack, solid instincts, and is a relentless high-motored player that has a nose for the ball with decent closing speed. He is good at setting the edge, stacks and sheds with decent technique, and overall is good against the run, showcases good speed to power off the edge and can set the edge in the run game, but will need to be more consistent and develop more pass rush moves. At times he lets opponents get into his chest and gets stonewalled.
Duke Blue Devils vs. Miami Hurricanes - 3 scouts including Trent Baalke visited
+RB Jela Duncan, No. 25, 5'9" - 215 lbs., 4.62 40 - (UDFA) Out for year Achilles injury.
+WR Anthony Nash, No. 83, 6'5" - 200 lbs., 4.59 40 - (UDFA) Out for the year collarbone injury.
TE Erich Schneider, No. 88, 6'7" - 240 lbs., 4.78 40 - (7th-UDFA)
OT Casey Blaser, No. 71, 6'5" - 290 lbs., 5.12 40 - (UDFA)
DT A.J. Wolf, No. 93, 6'4" - 280 lbs., 4.94 40 - (UDFA)
+CB DeVon Edwards, No. 27, 5'9" - 180 lbs., 4.43 40 - (UDFA) Out for the year torn ACL and MCL.
CB Breon Borders, No. 31, 6'0" - 180 lbs., 4.53 40 - (7th-UDFA)
FS Deondre Singleton, No. 33, 5'11" - 180 lbs., 4.57 40 - (7th-UDFA)
*QB Brad Kaaya, No. 15, 6'4" - 215 lbs., 4.84 40 - (1st-2nd)
WR Stacy Coley, No. 3, 6'1" - 195 lbs., 4.39 40 - (5th)
TE Standish Dobard, No. 5, 6'4" - 252 lbs., 4.83 40 - (UDFA)
OG Danny Isidora, No. 63, 6'4" - 305 lbs., 5.29 40 - (6th)
OLB Jermaine Grace, No. 5, 6'1" - 205 lbs., 4.62 40 - (UDFA) Dismissed from School
CB Corn Elder, No. 29, 5'10" - 180 lbs., 4.42 40 - (5th)
FS Rayshawn Jenkins, No. 26, 6'2" - 210 lbs., 4.53 40 - (6th)
+FS Adrian Colbert, No. 25, 6'2" - 205 lbs., - (7th-UDFA) Out for year broken arm.
SS Jamal Carter Sr., No. 6, 6'1" - 215 lbs., 4.58 40 - (6th)
P Justin Vogel, No. 16, 6'4" - 215 lbs., 4.94 40 - (7th-UDFA)
*QB Brad Kaaya, No. 15, is a very smart pocket passer with incredible poise and savviness in his game. The lanky framed quarterback lacks the rocket arm, but displays solid touch, good ball placement (needs more consistency), a smooth over-the-top delivery, a quick release, nice zip, and makes good anticipation throws. Kaaya displays a high mental acumen with a terrific football IQ and is a quick decision maker able to swiftly process information efficiently and successfully. Although not a running threat, Kaaya shows good movement in the pocket taking subtle steps to avoid pressure and displays sound awareness. Will stand tall in the pocket and shows toughness and grit taking hits displaying his physical toughness to go along with his mental toughness. He's best operating in a clean pocket. Has shown the capacity to improve, especially under new offensive minded head coach, Mark Richt, who has been known for his ability to develop quarterbacks.
CB Corn Elder, No. 29, plays bigger and stronger than his size (5'10" - 180 lbs.) indicates. Elder displays an excellent combination of elite speed (4.42), athleticism, agility, and plays physical with tremendous coverage and ball skills. He needs to improve his tackling and consistency. A naturally gifted athlete, Elder shows nice hip fluidity, solid awareness and instincts, excellent burst and closing speed, and utilizes his elite speed to stay on the receiver's hip pocket. The former high school basketball star is a fluid athlete with great change of directions skills, explosion, and burst and closing speed with a tenacious and violent collision at the point of attack (sound tackler). Displays superb football instincts, intelligence, physicality, and tough mindset that plays with a chip on his shoulder. Likely a slot corner at the next level, Elder also brings value in the return game.