No Antonio Brown. No Odell Beckham Jr. The 49ers missed on the biggest wide receivers to find new homes this offseason, though they certainly have their eyes on the 2019 NFL Draft.
The draft now is less than a month away, and the 49ers reportedly are starting to zero in on wide receivers to target with their second-round pick.
49ers general manager John Lynch and vice president of player personnel Adam Peters were at Arizona State on Wednesday to watch wide receiver N'Keal Harry, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reported.
Harry, who's 6-foot-2 and 228 pounds, had an impressive showing at the NFL Scouting Combine. He ran a 4.53 40-yard dash, put up 27 reps on the bench press, and leaped 38.5 inches in the vertical jump.
As a junior at ASU, Harry had 73 receptions for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns. It was his second consecutive season with over 1,000 receiving yards, and he also added a rushing touchdown.
Here are all of N'Keal Harry's touchdowns in 2018 pic.twitter.com/utz4ogy7vI— Ryan McCrystal (@Ryan_McCrystal) March 25, 2019
Harry isn't the only receiver the 49ers are monitoring. Barrows reported the team will host Ole Miss receiver A.J. Brown and South Carolina's Deebo Samuel.
Brown is going through Ole Miss' Pro Day on Friday. While his teammate, D.K. Metcalf, has created all the buzz because of his combine, Brown is no second fiddle. At the combine, he ran a 4.49 40 and jumped 36.5 inches.
The 6-foot, 226-pound receiver caught 85 passes as a junior for 1,320 yards and six touchdowns.
The 49ers have history with Samuel. In essence, he already had a five-day interview with Kyle Shanahan and his staff at the Senior Bowl. And he impressed on the field throughout the week of practice.
Samuel, who's 5-11 and 214 pounds, ran a 4.48 40 at the combine and showcased a 39-inch vertical. In his senior year, he hauled in 62 receptions for 882 yards and 11 TDs.
Deebo Samuel is one of the best route runners in this draft class.— Ted Nguyen (@FB_FilmAnalysis) March 28, 2019
Simple hitch but love the technical prowess here.
Very hard to create any separation on a hitch vs trail tech. pic.twitter.com/zH80tRZfqK
While the 49ers don't have a star at wide receiver right now, they can add instant impact in the draft and are casting a wide net to find the right prospect.