The San Francisco 49ers have been looking at some lengthier cornerbacks in recent weeks, but they are not fully focused on bigger cornerbacks. On Friday, the 49ers worked Tennessee cornerback Cameron Sutton, who stands 5’11 and weighs 188 pounds.
Sutton is certainly not a little guy, but he would be one of the smallest of the 49ers current cornerbacks. He’s half an inch taller than Jimmie Ward, but listed at 188 pounds to Ward’s 193 pounds. Scouting reports suggest Sutton needs to add muscle to his frame, and also needs to add some physicality to his game.
CBS Sports projected him as a third round pick, while NFL.com’s scouting report had this to say about him:
Four-year starter with the fluidity to handle man coverage on the outside, but lacking desired physicality and run-support traits that zone teams covet. Sutton flashed outstanding ball production his first two seasons but saw his per-game production drop since. Could be forced inside due to a lack of size on next level. Punt-return ability could be what gets him on the field first.
The 49ers currently have a lot of question marks at cornerback. Jimmie Ward might be moving to free safety long-term, and the release of Tramaine Brock leaves Rashard Robinson and somebody else on the outside. Will Redmond, K’Waun Williams and Keith Reaser are among those competing for work in the slot. Someone like Sutton would seemingly move into the mix in this competition.