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49ers met with NC State pass rusher Mike Rose

The San Francisco 49ers need to add depth to their pass rush, and on Monday they met with a potential day three or UDFA option.

The San Francisco 49ers were on hand for the North Carolina State Pro Day, and Tony Pauline is reporting the team "met one-on-one" with defensive end/outside linebacker Mike Rose. There is no detail on what the one-on-one meeting entailed, but it was likely more than just, "hey, how's life?"

Rose is pretty far down the radar on most draft boards. and ESPN don't consider him even a priority free agent at this point, but it sounds like he had a solid performance at his Pro Day. He measured in at 6'2, 261 pounds, and ran a 4.67 in the 40-yard dash. Pauline is reporting he was put through a variety of positional drills that included the linebacker position, and he looked good in those drills.

Rose played defensive end in college, and weighed upwards of 275 to 280 depending on the source. It looks like he realizes his best option is going to be as a pass rusher, and cutting the weight puts him in a better position. He also measured in with 33.5 arms, which would have been among defensive linemen and linebackers in the Combine. Rose took part in the Shrine Game, but did not get a Combine invite.

Rose is coming off a season in which he had nine sacks and 13.5 tackles for a loss. He had four sacks and 13.0 tackles for a loss the previous season. He was viewed as undersized for a 4-3 defensive end, so cutting weight and showing some skills at linebacker drills will be a benefit to him.