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49ers attended Nebraska Pro Day

The Pro Day provides under-the-radar players a chance to flash their skills for NFL scouts, coaches, and personnel executives. The 49ers were on hand for Nebraska's Pro Day, and caught such a performance.

The San Francisco 49ers had themselves an active Friday. The team attended the Arizona State Pro Day, as well as the Eastern Kentucky Pro Day. It turns out, they also attended the Nebraska Pro Day, according to their Assistant AD for Communications.

The 49ers will spend a lot of time criss-crossing the country this month to attend Pro Days, so we certainly won't expect them to draft players from all the schools they visit. But, attending a Pro Day would seemingly indicate some level of interest in somebody. It might not be the player we think. Back in 2011, the 49ers attended the Missouri Pro Day. Many thought it was to check out Blaine Gabbert. A month and a half later, the 49ers drafted Aldon Smith. Who knows who they want to see.

Nebraska's Pro Day featured a few potential draft possibilities. Defensive tackle Maliek Collins is projected as a potential day two or day three pick. Offensive tackle Alex Lewis and defensive tackle Vincent Valentine are hoping for some late day three action, but might be stuck hoping to impress a team as a potential undrafted free agent.

One player who stood out was cornerback Daniel Davie. He said he ran 40s of 4.31 and 4.37, and executed a 39 inch vertical leap. The first 40 would have been tops at the Combine, the second would have been tied for fourth, and the vertical would have been tied for fifth. Davie did not take part in the Combine, but did participate at a regional combine in Arizona, where he ran a 4.45 40, and had a vertical leap of 38 inches.

This article has some good content on Davie's performance, and explained why he flew under the radar the way he did. He dealt with injuries, but also dealt with struggles learning a different pass defense.

"I was not in tune with the little details of the playbook to where I could take chances and jump routes and do the things I was comfortable doing in the previous scheme," Davie said. "That's part of the game."

I'm not sure what this will mean during the three days of the draft, but worst case scenario, he likely is on the radar for several teams when it comes time to sign UDFAs.