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2019 NFL Scouting Combine invitations extended to 338 draft prospects

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2019 NFL Scouting Combine invitations extended to 338 draft prospects

Seven players from Stanford and one apiece from San Jose State and UC Davis comprise Northern California's presentation among the list of 338 draft-eligible prospects the league has invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

Oakland A's draft pick Kyler Murray, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma, has been invited to participate in the combine, the NFL announced. The A's selected Murray No. 9 overall in the June amateur draft. He likely will be a first-round NFL draft pick, too.

The annual event in Indianapolis runs from Feb. 26 through March 4. The 49ers, who own the No. 2 overall pick in April's NFL draft, and the Raiders, who have three first-round selections, will get in-person looks at the prospects in drills at Lucas Oil Stadium.  

Running back Bryce Love and wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside top the list of Stanford players, while San Jose State is represented by tight end Josh Oliver and UC Davis sends wide receiver Keelan Doss.

Cal didn't have any players invited to the combine.

Here is the complete list of players invited, in alphabetical order, according to the NFL:

Johnathan Abram, DB, Mississippi State
Paul Adams, OL, Missouri
Nasir Adderley, DB, Delaware
Otaro Alaka, LB, Texas A&M
Dakota Allen, LB, Texas Tech
Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky
Zach Allen, DL, Boston College
Bryson Allen-Williams, LB, South Carolina
Jeff Allison, LB, Fresno State
Azeez Al-Shaair, LB, Florida Atlantic
Ugo Amadi, DB, Oregon
Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma
JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
Ryquell Armstead, RB, Temple
Blessuan Austin, DB, Rutgers
Jake Bailey, K, Stanford
Zack Bailey, OL, South Carolina
Derrick Baity, DB, Kentucky
Deandre Baker, DB, Georgia
Corey Ballentine, DB, Washburn
Ben Banogu, DL, TCU
Alex Barnes, RB, Kansas State
Alex Bars, OL, Notre Dame
Cody Barton, LB, Utah
Jackson Barton, OL, Utah
Ryan Bates, OL, Penn State
John Battle, DB, LSU
Terry Beckner, DL, Missouri
Mike Bell, DB, Fresno State
Beau Benzschawel, OL, Wisconsin
Marquise Blair, DB, Utah
Kendall Blanton, TE, Missouri
Kris Boyd, DB, Texas
Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame
Garrett Bradbury, OL, N.C. State
Tyre Brady, WR, Marshall
Jordan Brailford, DL, Oklahoma State
Nick Brossette, RB, LSU
A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
Blace Brown, DB, Troy
Jordan Brown, DB, South Dakota State
Keenen Brown, TE, Texas State
Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
Jake Browning, QB, Washington
Austin Bryant, DL, Clemson
Isaiah Buggs, DL, Alabama
Sean Bunting, DB, Central Michigan
Brian Burns, DL, Florida State
Ben Burr-Kirven, LB, Washington
Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
Yodny Cajuste, OL, West Virginia
Shaq Calhoun, OL, Mississippi State
Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
Malik Carney, DL, North Carolina
Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota
Demarcus Christmas, DL, Florida State
L.J. Collier, DL, TCU
John Cominsky, DL, Charleston
Te'Von Coney, LB, Notre Dame
Ryan Connelly, LB, Wisconsin
C.J. Conrad, TE, Kentucky
Byron Cowart, DL, Maryland
Jonathan Crawford, DB, Indiana
Xavier Crawford, DB, Central Michigan
Maxx Crosby, DL, Eastern Michigan
Jamal Custis, WR, Syracuse
Dennis Daley, OL, South Carolina
Davante Davis, DB, Texas
Deshaun Davis, LB, Auburn
Felton Davis, WR, Michigan State
Jamal Davis, DL, Akron
Nate Davis, OL, North Carolina-Charlotte
Ryan Davis, WR, Auburn
Jamel Dean, DB, Auburn
Michael Deiter, OL, Wisconsin
Lukas Denis, DB, Boston College
Andre Dillard, OL, Washington State
D'Cota Dixon, DB, Wisconsin
Johnnie Dixon, WR, Ohio State
Tyrel Dodson, LB, Texas A&M
Greg Dortch, WR, Wake Forest
Keelan Doss, WR, Cal Davis
Ashton Dulin, WR, Malone University (Ohio)
Chuma Edoga, OL, USC
David Edwards, OL, Wisconsin
Mike Edwards, DB, Kentucky
T.J. Edwards, LB, Wisconsin
Emeke Egbule, LB, Houston
Bobby Evans, OL, Oklahoma
Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
Rashad Fenton, DB, South Carolina
Jaylon Ferguson, DL, Louisiana Tech
Jazz Ferguson, WR, Northwestern State
Clelin Ferrell, DL, Clemson
Mark Fields, DB, Clemson
Ryan Finley, QB, N.C. State
Nick Fitzgerald, QB, Mississippi State
Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma
Jack Fox, P, Rice
Hjalte Froholdt, OL, Arkansas
Travis Fulgham, WR, Old Dominion
Lamont Gaillard, OL, Georgia
Greg Gaines, DL, Washington
Malik Gant, DB, Marshall
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington
Matt Gay, K, Utah
Zach Gentry, TE, Michigan
Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Duke
Kevin Givens, DL, Penn State
Dan Godsil, LS, Indiana
Terry Godwin, WR, Georgia
Carl Granderson, DL, Wyoming
Derwin Gray, OL, Maryland
Gerri Green, DL, Mississippi State
Donnell Greene, OL, Minnesota
Ethan Greenridge, OL, Villanova
Dre Greenlaw, LB, Arkansas
Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
Porter Gustin, LB, USC
Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri
Nate Hall, LB, Northwestern
Terez Hall, LB, Missouri
Saquan Hampton, DB, Rutgers
Terrill Hanks, LB, New Mexico State
Chase Hansen, LB, Utah
Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia
Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State
Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
Will Harris, DB, Boston College
N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
Montre Hartage, DB, Northwestern
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Phil Haynes, OL, Wake Forest
Daniel Helm, TE, Duke
Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis
Nate Herbig, OL, Stanford
Karan Higdon, RB, Michigan
Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State
Trysten Hill, DL, Central Florida
T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
Alijah Holder, DB, Stanford
Justin Hollins, LB, Oregon
Elijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia
Travis Homer, RB, Miami
Amani Hooker, DB, Iowa
Tytus Howard, OL, Alabama State
Albert Huggins, DL, Clemson
Lil'Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas
Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor
Mitch Hyatt, OL, Clemson
Alec Ingold, RB, Wisconsin
Andy Isabella, WR, Massachusetts
Martez Ivey, OL, Florida
Joe Jackson, DL, Miami
Mike Jackson, DB, Miami
Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo
Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
Andre James, OL, UCLA
CeCe Jefferson, DL, Florida
Jalen Jelks, DL, Oregon
Elgton Jenkins, OL, Mississippi State
Gary Jennings, WR, West Virginia
Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo
Bisi Johnson, WR, Colorado State
Darryl Johnson, DL, North Carolina A&T
Devon Johnson, OL, Ferris State
Diontae Johnson, WR, Toledo
Fred Johnson, OL, Florida
Gary Johnson, LB, Texas
Isaiah Johnson, DB, Houston
Jaquan Johnson, DB, Miami
KJ Johnson, WR, Fresno State
Lonnie Johnson, DB, Kentucky
Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
Dre'Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State
Jordan Jones, LB, Kentucky
Tyler Jones, OL, N.C. State
Mike Jordan, OL, Ohio State
Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida
Kingsley Keke, DL, Texas A&M
Joseph Kendall, LB, Clemson
Brandon Knight, OL, Indiana
Dawson Knox, TE, Mississippi
Tre Lamar, LB, Clemson
Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson
Justin Layne, DB, Michigan State
Jonathan Ledbetter, DL, Georgia
Iman Lewis-Marshall, DB, USC
Christopher Lindstrom, OL, Boston College
Greg Little, OL, Mississippi
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
DaMarkus Lodge, WR, Mississippi
David Long, DB, Michigan
David Long, LB, West Virginia
Bryce Love, RB, Stanford
Julian Love, DB, Notre Dame
Alize Mack, TE, Notre Dame
Daylon Mack, DL, Texas A&M
Alexander Mattison, RB, Boise State
Erik McCoy, OL, Texas A&M
Kaleb McGary, OL, Washington
Connor McGovern, OL, Penn State
Mark McLaurin, DB, Mississippi State
Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State
Trace McSorely, QB, Penn State
D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi
Jakobi Meyers, WR, North Carolina State
Joshua Miles, OL, Morgan State
Christian Miller, LB, Alabama
Jordan Miller, DB, Washington
Shareef Miller, DL, Penn State
Gardner Minshew, QB, Washington State
Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon
David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
Jalin Moore, RB, Appalachian State
Foster Moreau, TE, LSU
Stanley Morgan, WR, Nebraska
Trayvon Mullen, DB, Clemson
Byron Murphy, DB, Washington
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Nyqwan Murray, WR, Florida State
Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia
Anthony Nelson, DL, Iowa
Yosh, Nijman, OL, Virginia Tech
Bobby Okereke, LB, Stanford
Ed Oliver, DL, Houston
Josh Oliver, TE, San Jose State
Qadree Ollison, RB, Pittsburgh
Charles Omenihu, DL, Texas
Sua Opeta, OL, Weber State
Amani Oruwariye, DB, Penn Satte
Javon Patterson, OL, Mississippi
Jamal Peters, DB, Mississippi State
Ross Pierschbacher, OL, Alabama
Trey Pipkins, OL, Sioux Falls
Jachai Polite, DL, Florida
Tony Pollard, RB, Memphis
Ryan Pope, OL, San Diego State
Bennett Powers, OL, Oklahoma
Germaine Pratt, LB, North Carolina State
Isaiah Prince, OL, Ohio State
Ryan Pulley, DB, Arkansas
Taylor Rapp, DB, Washington
Wyatt Ray, DL, Boston College
Dax Raymond, TE, Utah State
Sheldrick Redwine, DB, Miami
Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson
Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
Tyler Roemer, OL, San Diego State
Dontavius Russell, DL, Auburn
Brett Rypien, QB, Boise State
Dru Samia, OL, Oklahoma
Drew Sample, TE, Washington
Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
Khalen Saunders, DL, Western Illinois
Darnell Savage, DB, Maryland
Jordan Scarlett, RB, Florida
Max Scharping, OL, Northern Illinois
LJ Scott, RB, Michigan State
Austin Seibert, K, Oklahoma
Kendall Sheffield, DB, Ohio State
Kyle Shurmur, QB, Vanderbilt
David Sills, WR, West Virginia
Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic
Chris Slayton, DL, Syracuse
Darius Slayton, WR, Auburn
Cameron Smith, LB, USC
Irv Smith, TE, Alabama
Jaylen Smith, WR, Louisville
Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford
Saivion Smith, DB, Alabama
Sutton Smith, DL, Northern Illinois
Benny Snell, RB, Kentucky
Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M
Easton Stick, QB, North Dakota State
Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn
Ty Summers, LB, TCU
Montez Sweat, DL, Mississippi State
Tommy Sweeney, TE, Boston College
William Sweet, OL, UNC
Jordan Ta'amu, QB, Mississippi
Taki Takitaki, LB, BYU
Trevon Tate, OL, Memphis
Jahlani Tavai, LB, Hawaii
Jawaan Taylor, OL, Florida
Marvell Tell, DB, USC
Derrek Thomas, DB, Baylor
Cody Thompson, WR, Toledo
Deionte Thompson, DB, Alabama
Juan Thornhill, DB, Virginia
Clay Thorson, QB, Northwestern
Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame
Cole Tracy, K, LSU
Drue Tranquill, LB, Notre Dame
Oli Udoh, OL, Elon
Andrew Van Ginkel, LB, Wisconsin
D'Andre Walker, LB, Georgia
Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego State
Armon Watts, DL, Arkansas
Jamarius Way, WR, South Alabama
Mike Weber, RB, Ohio State
Ken Webster, DB, Mississippi
Trevon Wesco, TE, West Virginia
Alex Wesley, WR, Northern Colorado
Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech
Darius West, DB, Kentucky
Devin White, LB, LSU
Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson
Greedy Williams, DB, LSU
Dexter Williams, RB, Notre Dame
James Williams, RB, Washington State
Joejuan Wiliams, DB, Vanderbilt
Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama
Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama
Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M
Gerald Willis, DL, Miami
Khari Willis, DB, Michigan State
Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
Donovan Wilson, DB, Texas A&M
Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
Andrew Wingard, DB, Wyoming
Chase Winovich, DL, Michigan
Daniel Wise, DL, Kansas
Mitchell Wishnowsky, P, Utah
Zedrick Woods, DB, Mississippi
Evan Worthington, DB, Colorado
Renell Wren, DL, Arizona State
Oshane Ximines, DL, Old Dominion
Rock Ya-Sin, DB, Temple

49ers' Trent Taylor switches jersey number ahead of 2019 NFL season

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49ers' Trent Taylor switches jersey number ahead of 2019 NFL season

Trent Taylor will sport a new look this season for the 49ers.

The wide receiver has switched his jersey to No. 15, he announced Thursday on his Instagram. 

Taylor had a strong rookie season in 2017 as the team's primarly slot receiver, catching 43 passes for 430 yards and two touchdowns. But after undergoing offseason back surgery, Taylor struggled last season with just 26 catches for 215 yards and one touchdown. Taylor wore No. 5 during his college career at Louisiana Tech.

He takes over the uniform number Pierre Garçon wore the past two seasons. The 49ers declined the option on Garçon’s contract this month, and he remains unsigned as a free agent.

Taylor previously wore No. 81. That likely means new 49ers receiver Jordan Matthews will take over the jersey number he wore during his first three NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Matthews had his best three seasons with the Eagles, with 225 receptions for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns while wearing No. 81.

He wore No. 87 in his one season with the Buffalo Bills in 2017, and No. 80 upon his return to Philadelphia last season. The 49ers have retired those numbers, forever belonging to Dwight Clark and Jerry Rice, respectively.

Watch 49ers WR Richie James work out with NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes

Watch 49ers WR Richie James work out with NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes

With quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo playing in only three games in 2018,  Richie James Jr. didn't have a great opportunity to showcase his skills during his rookie campaign.

But the 23-year-old showed off his ability to catch the deep ball Thursday when he was spotted working out with reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes.

James had a quiet rookie campaign, catching nine passes for 130 yards and a touchdown, while showcasing some promise as a return man.

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The 49ers could use another weapon at wide receiver, so perhaps the Middle Tennessee State product could emerge as a deep threat for Jimmy G in 2019.

While we probably shouldn't read too much into a March workout video, it's hard to deny James looked good hauling in the effortless deep ball from Mahomes.