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.
Wesley College OL Matt Gono has been busy. Has workouts with the Niners and Falcons this week. Had 17 teams attend his pro day. Wesley (D-3 school in DE) has a player in the NFL right now (GB QB Joe Callahan) but Gono seems destined to be the school’s first draft pick.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 13, 2018
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.
Here is some video from Gono’s workout. You can learn more about his performance here.