The San Francisco 49ers may have extended Garrett Celek, but the team is doing plenty of due diligence on draft prospects at the position. NFL reporter Aaron Wilson tweeted that the 49ers conducted a private workout with University of Buffalo tight end Matt Weiser.
Weiser was a productive tight end this past season. He had 63 receptions for 625 yards and three touchdowns. He finished second among Division 1 tight ends in receptions and third in receiving yards. Weiser led Buffalo in receptions, and was second in receiving yards.
His senior season was all the more impressive considering his previous numbers. He had one reception as a freshman, 13 as a sophomore, and 15 as a junior. He always had the size, standing 6'5 and weighing 241 pounds, but it took until this past year to fully emerge. A comment from his coach in that article suggests he is a better receiver than blocker. At his Pro Day, he ran a 4.80 40
Football Insiders had some comments about Weiser in November:
Weiser currently does not rank amongst the top tight end prospects, but possesses all the skills to begin the climb up NFL draft boards.
He leads all FBS tight ends with 53 catches for 514 yards and is the Bulls leading pass catcher and second on the team in receiving yards.
Weiser has a long frame with good ability to adjust to the football. He does a fantastic job tracking the football over his shoulder with the speed to beat coverage. He is good route runner with the upside and potential to be invited to one of the three all-star games next season (Senior Bowl, East West Shrine and NFLPA).
There's not a lot out there about Weiser, but he did retweet this video from the Buffalo Pro Day:
Good to see @JoeLicata16 connect with @mweiser89 - @UBFootball proday pic.twitter.com/i3MrqZhR8H— Boone Enser (@UB_Boone) March 9, 2016