The San Francisco 49ers are holding their local Pro Day on Wednesday, and they will welcome a host of prospects with ties to the Bay Area. The 49ers are allowed to bring in anybody who attended a Bay Area college, and also anybody who attended a Bay Area high school.
The Bay Area has some notable prospects this year, but some of the big names will be absent. Cal quarterback Davis Webb will not be attending, although he did run through a private workout with Kyle Shanahan on Tuesday. Additionally, running back Christian McCaffrey will be in Denver for a private workout, and defensive end Solomon Thomas will be absent from the event.
The 49ers will be running players through a variety of drills, and they will have quarterbacks on hand for some offensive work. The beat writers got an early look at the list of players that will be on hand, and the quarterbacks will include Garrett Anderson (UConn, HS in Walnut Creek, JuCo in Oakland), Bart Houston (Wisconsin, HS at national power De La Salle in Concord), Ricky Lloyd (Minnesota State, by way of Southern Mississippi, HS in Concord), and Kenny Potter (San Jose State).
Cam Inman has some useful details on each of the quarterbacks. Houston is the most likely to land with a team at the tail end of the draft. CBS Sports projects him as a potential seventh round pick or priority free agent. He attended Wisconsin where he did not get into the starting lineup until his senior season. He appeared in 11 games this season, getting benched at different points during the year. He started the first three games, then had limited work the next five games before getting opportunities late in the season. He finished the year completing 96 of 141 passes (68.1 percent) for 1,245 yards, with five touchdowns and three interceptions. He was 11 of 12 for 159 yards in the Cotton Bowl.