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Report: 49ers brought in Harold Landry for official pre-draft visit

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The 49ers need pass rush help and have been regularly connected to Landry.

The San Francisco 49ers have been connected to a host of players at the No. 9 pick, and we have seen most of them come to Santa Clara for a visit. We can add another to the list. The team brought in Boston College edge rusher Harold Landry, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.

Landry is an intriguing prospect with a ton of upside. He put together a monster 2016 season, finishing with 16.5 sacks and 20 tackles for a loss. However, an ankle injury cut short his final season, and he finished with only 5.0 sacks and 8.5 tackles for a loss in eight games.

Landry stands 6’3, 252 pounds, so size and strength are not exactly big for him. Former defensive lineman Stephen White broke down Landry’s film, and he sees a guy who relied heavily on his speed. White says Landry needs to work on using his hands better, and there was some loafing in his play where he picked his moments.

But there is a lot of talent there. And the 49ers need more talent at edge rusher. He would step right in and take on at least a passing down edge rusher role right out of the gate.