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49ers scouts attended Duquesne, Pitt, USC Pro Days

Checking in on all the pro days scouts for the 49ers attended on March 22nd.

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Continuing on with our third week of Scouting 49ers Scouts - pro day edition, we move on to March 22nd workouts, where a few notable prospects impressed yesterday in front of 49ers' scouts. Keep in mind, although it's unlikely to track every pro day (16 scheduled yesterday) representatives from the 49ers will/have attend(ed) throughout the process, we will pass along those visits the team has been reported to be represented.

On Wednesday, March 22nd, scouts for the 49ers attended pro days at Duquesne, Pitt, and USC.


49ers Regional Scout Tariq Ahmad (seen in video below) was in attendance at Duquesne's pro day. Out of the dozen of prospects working out yesterday, there were two notable players that are likely late Day 3/priority undrafted free agent selections in QB Dillon Buechel and OT Larson Graham.

Dillon Buechel performed well in positional drills, only overthrowing a receiver once in the red zone.

According to Jacob Klinger of the Penn Live, Larson Graham had a one-on-one workout with Tariq Ahmad for about 15 minutes. Graham was asked to line up as center, since his 6-foot-5, 291 pound frame will likely force him inside at the next level. Yesterday, Fooch wrote an article about the tackle to center workout.


After the completion of Duquesne's early morning pro day, 49ers Regional Scout Tariq Ahmad (seen in upper right picture below) made the hop, skip, and the jump over to Pitt's pro day. Several draft-eligible prospects were on hand vying for the attention of scouts, and the following players are the ones to keep an eye on: RB James Conner, TE Scott Orndoff, OT Adam Bisnowaty, OG Dorian Johnson, and DE/OLB Ejuan Price. However, one player stands above the rest as the one to watch: QB Nathan Peterman.

Nathan Peterman stood on his NFL Scouting Combine numbers, but according to Gil Brandt, Peterman performed well in positional drills showing a good but not great arm. Nevertheless, he's extremely smart and makes good decisions.

Peterman found success operating in a pro-style scheme at Pitt, and although he has a decent/fair combination of size (6-foot-2), mobility, and arm strength, it's his smarts, efficiency, toughness, and solid decision making that makes him thrive at what he does. He's a technically sound passer with a tight and compact delivery and enough arm talent to make all NFL level throws. Peterman shows great poise in the pocket keeping his eyes downfield with efficient adjustments to movement within the pocket with a great feel for pressure scanning the entire field (terrific field awareness). He throws with nice anticipation and touch, but ball placement is inconsistent. Coming from a pro-style system, he brings experience working under center and checks the box with the three, five, and seven step drops. He gets the Kirk Cousins vibe, so he's a prospect that may find his way onto Kyle Shanahan's radar.


Niners Nation's Jennifer Lee Chan was on hand at USC's pro day. She mentioned Western Regional Scout Reggie Cobb was in attendance representing the 49ers.

Jennifer has all the action and results from USC's pro day, but a few players to keep an eye on are: RB Justin Davis, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, and CB Adoree' Jackson.

Below are some draft-eligible prospects to keep an eye on from the pro days 49ers scouts attended:

QB Dillon Buechel, No. 5, 6'4" - 200 lbs., 4.82 40
OT Larson Graham, No. 62, 6'5" - 291 lbs., 5.15 40
OLB Christian Kuntz, No. 43, 6'2" - 228 lbs., 4.83 40
K Austin Crimmins, No. 35, 5'11" - 193 lbs.

QB Nathan Peterman, No. 4, 6024 - 226 lbs., 4.82 40
RB James Conner, No. 24, 6014 - 233 lbs., 4.65 40
FB Jaymar Parrish, No. 31, 6'1" - 270 lbs.
WR Dontez Ford, No. 19, 6'1" - 215 lbs.
TE Scott Orndoff, No. 83, 6047 - 253 lbs., 4.84 40
OT Adam Bisnowaty, No. 69, 6055 - 304 lbs., 5.23 40
OG Dorian Johnson, No. 53, 6047 - 300 lbs., 5.27 40
DE/OLB Ejuan Price, No. 5, 5113 - 241 lbs., 4.84 40
DE Shakir Soto, No. 52, 6'3" - 270 lbs.
DT Tyrique Jarrett, No. 54, 6'2" - 335 lbs.
OLB Bam Bradley, No. 4, 6'2" - 230 lbs.
OLB Mike Capara, No. 30, 6'0" - 230 lbs.
ILB Matt Galambos, No. 47, 6'1" - 240 lbs.
FS Reggie Mitchell, No. 15, 6'0" - 190 lbs.

RB Justin Davis, No. 22, 6005 - 208 lbs., 4.53 40
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, No. 9, 6013 - 215 lbs., 4.54 40
WR Darreus Rogers, No. 1, 6005 - 216 lbs.
WR De'Quan Hampton, No. 13, 6'4" - 225 lbs.
TE Taylor McNamara, No. 48, 6'5" - 245 lbs.
OT/OG Chad Wheeler, No. 72, 6'7" - 306 lbs., 5.48 40
OT/OG Zach Banner, No. 73, 6083 - 353 lbs., 5.58 40
OG Damien Mama, No. 51, 6034 - 334 lbs., 5.84 40
DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, No. 96, 6'1" - 331 lbs., 5.45 40
CB Adoree' Jackson, No. 2, 5'10" - 186 lbs., 4.42 40
SS Leon McQuay III, No. 22, 6'1" - 195 lbs.

On the slate for Thursday, March 23rd: Bethune-Cookman, East Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Eastern Washington, Florida Tech, Jackson State, Lamar, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ohio State, San Diego State, Slippery Rock, Stanford, Tennessee-Martin, and Utah.