The San Francisco 49ers will host a local Pro Day on Wednesday, April 13, which provides teams a chance to host players that went to college in the local area, or are from the region. Some players will attend multiple local Pro Days. For example, a player born in Arizona who attends Cal could attend the 49ers local Pro Day, as well as the Arizona Cardinals local Pro Day.
The 49ers will be able to potentially visit with guys like Jared Goff and Kevin Hogan, but it will also open the door for lesser-known prospects to show off for the coaches and scouts. I bring all this up now because we have word of one of the first participants. Northern Arizona defensive back Eddie Horn has been invited to the 49ers and Raiders local Pro Days, according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson. Horn is from Hayward, which is in the East Bay just south of Oakland.
Fooch's update 4/6: Aaron Wilson is reporting Cal running back Daniel Lasco will be on hand for both the 49ers and Raiders Pro Days.
The 49ers signed DiAndre Campbell as an undrafted free agent from last year's local Pro Day. The year before, they signed three such players. The 49ers have generally stayed away from Bay Area college kids in the draft, with Arik Armstead last year being the first Pac-12 draft pick since LaMichael James in 2012. Fitting that they were both Oregon guys, now that Chip Kelly is in town.
The 49ers have looked Pac-12 for undrafted free agents fairly regularly in recent years. Last year they signed wide receivers DiAndre Campbell (Washington) and Dres Anderson (Utah). In 2014, they signed OLB Morgan Breslin (Southern Cal) and ILB Shayne Skov (Stanford). In 2013, they signed fullback Alex Debniak (Stanford) and long-snapper Kevin McDermott (UCLA). It's not a huge quantity, but it's a lot more than they've drafted.
We'll update this with more names as they become known. Also, since these are often going to be some low-key names, I'll drop in some links to provide some details.