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Report: 49ers hosting Penn State cornerback Christian Campbell for official pre-draft visit

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The 49ers need lengthy cornerbacks to build out their secondary depth.

The San Francisco 49ers are looking for lengthy cornerbacks who can handle some press coverage, and they are turning over any and all stones to find them. Today marks the final day of official pre-draft visits, and the 49ers will spend the day with Penn State cornerback Christian Campbell, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.

Campbell is not a high profile prospect, with draft analyst Lance Zierlein projecting him as a sixth or seventh round pick. There was some buzz surrounding him back in January and February, but that appears to have died down. He brings solid size and length at 6’1, 195 pounds, with 33 12 inch arms.

Zierlein had this to say about Campbell:

Long corner lacking the fluidity and twitch to stay connected with intermediate and deep routes. Campbell looks more comfortable playing off the line where his long arms have a shot to cover for his inconsistent footwork. He’s not a fluid enough athlete and hasn’t made enough plays on the ball to warrant much excitement, but if he runs well, his size and speed could get him drafted.

The 49ers have starters in place for the 2018 season, but aside from Ahkello Witherspoon, they have questions beyond that. Campbell seems like a guy who could come in and get a handle on special teams as a rookie while learning the ropes from a guy like Richard Sherman.