COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 49ers traveling party that includes general manager John Lynch and vice president of player personnel Adam Peters has moved on to Ohio State.
Lynch and Peters attended Alabama’s pro day Tuesday and met with potential No. 2 overall pick Quinnen Williams, a defensive tackle.
On Wednesday, the 49ers are scheduled to meet with another possibility for the second overall selection, former Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, according to a source.
The 49ers and Bosa are scheduled to have dinner, Albert Breer of the MMQB reported. But a source has told NBC Sports Bay that the 49ers hope to move the date up to a late lunch.
Bosa is not scheduled to work out Wednesday. The plan all along was for him to test well enough at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis that any re-dos were not necessary. Bosa's marks ranked favorably against his brother Joey, the No. 3 overall pick three years ago.
Nick Bosa is completely healthy after his final season at Ohio State was cut short because of a core muscle injury.
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Among the other top draft prospects at Ohio State are quarterback Dwayne Haskins, defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones, wide receivers Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin, and offensive linemen Michael Jordan and Isaiah Prince.
You likely were impressed with George Kittle's sophomore season with the 49ers, in which he set the NFL single-season record for most receiving yards by a tight end.
But perhaps you'll be even more impressed upon learning Kittle set that record after fracturing his rib cartilage midway through the season.
Kittle said he suffered the injury on the third play of the 49ers' Week 9 win over the Raiders, in which he caught four passes for 108 yards and a touchdown. One of those receptions was with one hand for a 71-yard gain.
Despite the injury, Kittle still played in all 16 games and was on the field for nearly 88 percent of all snaps. Over the final five contests, he averaged 110.8 yards on 6.4 catches per game.
"It was fun, I guess," Kittle said of overcoming the injury. "I don't know, it's just something you play with."
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Given how he performed with the injury, the 49ers have to be feeling great about what a fully healthy Kittle could provide in the season ahead.
It's officially prediction season. The 49ers' schedule for the 2019 regular season was released on Wednesday, and there are plenty of interesting matchups.
Entering Year 3 of Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch at the helm, the 49ers look to build upon a disappointing 4-12 season. Will they be playoff contenders or find themselves at selecting at the top of the draft again?
With some solid additions in free agency, a healthy Jimmy Garoppolo and the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft, we expect a promising season.
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