Corner St-Juste, 49ers had 'great connection' at Senior Bowl


The 49ers will be looking to bolster the secondary in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, and likely will be looking at a number of options in the first two days of the event.

Benjamin St-Juste, a former Minnesota defensive back, told The Draft Network's Justin Melo that he developed a great connection with several teams during his time at the Senior Bowl, and the 49ers were among the group.

St-Juste played two seasons for the Golden Gophers after transferring from Michigan, and the Quebec, Canada native racked up 11 pass deflections and 59 combined tackles.

At 6-foot-3, St-Juste shows promise as an outside cornerback, and demonstrated that skill set during his time on the field in Mobile in January.

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A 6-foot-8 wingspan should allow him to make more plays against taller and quicker receivers than many of his peers in this year's class.

St-Juste is ranked as the No. 99 overall player in the class by The Draft Network.

The 49ers have a number of cornerbacks with expiring contracts, and although there are a number of talented defensive backs available in the first few rounds of April's draft, St-Juste could be a diamond in the rough for whatever team elects to give him a chance.

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