The 49ers are going to meet with many draft prospects throughout their time in Indianapolis during the Scouting Combine this week. To get a better sense of who the 49ers are seeking that extra hands on time with, I will be compiling a list of all of the players who have confirmed that they have met with the 49ers here in Indianapolis.
Today’s media availability was with the defensive line, and there were a number of prospects who spoke with Brad Graham of thesfniners.com that confirmed they had met with the 49ers this week.
Here is the list of the six who made those confirmations to Graham.
Tavius Robinson - Defensive end, Ole Miss
Robinson is a native of Ontario Canada, and has played snaps at defensive end for the Ole Miss Rebels in each of the last three seasons. At 6-6 265 pounds Robinson has a blend of size and athleticism that would play well on a 49ers defensive line that boats a bevy of both.
Byron Young - Edge, Tennessee
Young is a junior college transfer who excelled in the two years he spent facing off with SEC competition during his time at Tennessee. Young was named first team all SEC by the coaches in the conference during the 2022 season. During his time with Tennessee Young played in 24 games with 21 starts and logged 83 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks and 22 quarterback hurries.
Byron Young finished off his Tennessee career right in 2022 pic.twitter.com/InyAhhd23t— CHANNEL (@CHANNEL_TN_) December 16, 2022
Zachh Pickens - Defensive tackle, South Carolina
Pickens has been a starting member of the South Carolina defense dating back to his sophomore year in 2020. Pickens took home a number of team awards during his senior season in 2022, including Most Outstanding Senior, the Joe Morrison Award as the MVP of the defense, the Steve Wadiak Team MVP Award and the Rex Enright Team Captains’ Award following the season.
At 6-4 305 pounds Pickens is a player who could help fortify the interior of the 49ers defensive line that is poised to have some turnover heading into next season.
OL/DL 1v1 Senior Bowl Day One— Justin Penik (@JustinPenik) February 1, 2023
IDL Keeanu Benton WISC cleanest pass rush rep day 1
IOL Steve Avila TCU stood out
IDL Zachh Pickens SC plays w/ energy
OT Matthew Bergeron SYR has good feet + balance
IOL John Michael Schmitz MINN utilized a hop step
IOL Emil Ekiyor AL is the man pic.twitter.com/BpEBJcMb5u
Dante Stills - Defensive tackle, West Virginia
Stills holds the all time record for games played at West Virginia with 58 total appearances for the Mountaineers. Stills has the most career tackles for loss in school history and is fourth all time in sacks. Stills was first team All Big 12 in each of the last two seasons and has over three years of experience as a starter at the collegiate level.
Stills is listed at 6-4 285 pounds and has the versatility to line up all over the place on the defensive line. He possesses the kind of speed and quickness that could make him an impact player on a talented 49ers defensive line.
Isaiah McGuire - Defensive line, Missouri
McGuire has started every regular season game for the Tigers over the last two seasons, and has experience as a starter dating back to the 2020 season. McGuire finished the 2022 season with 39 total tackles, 13 tackles-for-loss , 7.5 sacks and four QB hurries. McGuire was named second team All-SEC in 2022 as well.
McGuire is listed at 6’4 274 pounds and has experience playing on the edge as well as defensive tackle.
A guy I don’t see mentioned much, but could see as a good fit for Ryans defense is Missouri DE Isaiah McGuire, 6’4, 272lbs. Primarily an edge, but i think could fit that Omenihu/Armstead “tweener” roll to play inside and out.— Cody Johnson (@FB_LoneStar) February 23, 2023
Here are a couple of clips of him vs Auburn! pic.twitter.com/fXNzF0mx4P
Ikenna Enechukwu - Defensive line, Rice
Enechukwu is a multi-year starter who has experience starting games as a defensive tackle and a defensive end. Enechukwu recorded 9.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks during the 2022 season.
Enechukwu is listed at 6-4 264 pounds and is another player who offers positionally versatility along the defensive line.