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49ers to meet with RB Kenyan Drake, but will they draft RB?

The 49ers have running back depth, but after last year's attrition, it might make sense to add another body or two.

The San Francisco 49ers have a pre-draft meeting set up with Alabama running back Kenyan Drake, per ESPN, which appears to be their first known meeting with a running back. They are set to host Daniel Lasco at their local Pro Day, and they met with former running back, now wide receiver D.J. Foster at the Senior Bowl. Other than that, they have not been connected to running backs.

The running back position is an interesting one. You can never have too many, which the 49ers proved last year after the numerous injuries they dealt with at the position. Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush, Mike Davis, and Shaun Draughn all got hurt over the course of the season. They return with those backs, plus Jarryd Hayne, Kendall Gaskins and DuJuan Harris. The unit has a lot of bodies, but will it be enough?

The 49ers hold nine draft picks and plenty of cap room as the draft approaches. I do think they add at least one running back, but where at? The performances they got from Draughn and Harris would indicate you don't need to invest heavily in the position. It is possible they find a dual threat in the draft, which is where someone like Foster could potentially fit in. But in reality, I think this is a position where if they do add someone, it will be late on day three, or in undrafted free agency.