Wide receiver may not be as much of a need as other positions for the roster, but the San Francisco 49ers definitely will be looking to add some pass catchers. NFL Draft Diamonds reports that the 49ers have shown interest in Northern Iowa wide receiver Daurice Fountain. The 49ers were unable to schedule anything, unfortunately due to Fountain’s schedule being booked with pre-draft visits.
Fountain is a small school prospect and did not participate in the NFL Combine. His pro-day gave him a 42.5 inch vertical jump (if present at the combine that would have been the best) and 4.46-best time in the 40 yard dash, which would tie him for 10th in combine numbers. He stands 6’1 and weighs 210 lbs. He did play in the East-West Shrine game and is described on his NFL.com draft profile as a one-year wonder. His biggest year was his senior year, catching 66 passes for 643 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Production seems hot or cold. Freshman and junior years, he produced a combined 530 yards and six touchdowns while his sophomore year gave him 604 yards and five TDs.
As a small school prospect, Fountain most likely would be a pick on the tail-end of the draft or come in as an undrafted free agent. Given that his schedule is booked, he’s talking to teams, but it’s unfortunate the 49ers were unable to schedule a workout.