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The 49ers are turning over any and all rocks to find talent.

Fooch’s update: Tony Pauline first reporter that a workout was planned, and Friday we got an update. NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo reported that Gono has a workout with the 49ers this week. I don’t know if this means it was completed this week, or if it’s over the coming week, but either way, here’s your update.

The San Francisco 49ers are looking to upgrade their offensive line, and their search is including a small school prospect. The 49ers were one of 20 teams on hand at Wesley College in Delaware to check out offensive lineman Matthew Gono, and are scheduled to have a private workout with him, according to NFL Draft analyst Tony Pauline.

Gono played tackle for the Division III Wolverines. He measured in at just over 6’4 and 316 pounds. He is not high on most our radars, but he reportedly made a name for himself at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Pauline is grading him as a guard, and reported that Gono entered the season viewed as a potential priority free agent. When the 2018 NFL Draft ends, teams will scramble to sign undrafted players. The ones initially signed as the draft comes to a close are viewed as the priorities and often receive calls during the final round or two of the draft.

There is no word on when the 49ers workout with Gono is scheduled, or if it has already happened. Pauline is reporting the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions are setting up official visits with Gono.

Here is some video from Gono’s workout. You can learn more about his performance here.