The San Francisco 49ers have some need at wide receiver, and they will add at least one private workout or visit to their pre-draft preparations. NFL reporter Rand Getlin tweeted that the team will meet with Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman. He did not go into details about when or what the meeting would entail.
This year's wide receiver class has some talent, but there are expectations it will not be like some of the big classes we've seen in year's past. Coleman is competing with guys like Laquon Treadwell, Josh Doctson, and Will Fuller to be among the first receivers off the board. He put together a strong Pro Day, running 40-times of 4.37 and 4.40. He did not run the 40 at the Combine due to sports hernia surgery in December. He said he was about 90 percent for the run.
He's not a big receiver, standing 5'11, 194 pounds, but ran in a fairly simplified offense at Baylor. The 49ers can always use more explosive athletes, but I think they might be more inclined to look for bigger wide receivers for the Chip Kelly offense. They've got some options internally, with Eric Rogers and Bruce Ellington two of the more intriguing options in the Kelly offense. But if the team decides to try and grab a receiver with their early second round pick, Coleman could be an option.