The San Francisco 49ers have kept themselves plenty busy with Clemson draft prospects. Two weeks ago we learned the team worked out defensive ends Shaq Lawson and Kevin Dodd, and now we have another player to add to the mix. The team also held a private workout with inside linebacker B.J. Goodson.
I am not entirely sure if the 49ers conducted these three workouts all on the same day, but it would seem to be the logical answer. When a team is conducting workouts on a campus, they might as well get a look at all the players they can during that day.
These Clemson workouts with the Goodson "throw-in" kinda reminds me of 1979 when the 49ers drafted Dwight Clark. Bill Walsh was at Clemson to work out quarterback Steve Fuller. He needed an extra wide receiver, and Clark got the call. The 49ers passed on Fuller, but ended up using a tenth round pick on Clark. Obviously not apples to apples, but it's an interesting sort of coincidence.
Projections are Goodson are sort of all over the place. He's viewed as anywhere from a fourth to seventh round option depending on the site you choose. There are concerns about his overall athleticism, but it sounds like he could make for a very solid option at inside linebacker. He is not viewed as a guy who could turn into an all-pro linebacker, but it seems like he could be a very solid option if you're patient.