Source: 49ers visit with safety projected to be an early-round pick


Source: 49ers visit with safety projected to be an early-round pick

West Virginia safety Kyzir White, a projected second- or third-round draft pick, took part in an official visit to the 49ers in Santa Clara on Monday, a league source told NBC Sports Bay Area.

White (6-foot-2, 218 pounds) played a hybrid safety/linebacker position in college, which would likely make him a fit at strong safety in the 49ers’ defensive scheme. Jaquiski Tartt, who is scheduled to enter the final year of his contract, is expected to start in that position this season.

White and his brother, Ka’Raun, are draft-eligible players who were invited to the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. Ka’Raun had 1,000 yards receiving as a senior and could be a late-round draft pick.

Older brother, Kevin, a wide receiver, was a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 2015. He has appeared in just five games in three years since entering the NFL due to injuries.

Kyzir White, like both of his brothers, attended Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania, before transferring to West Virginia. As a senior, Kyzir White recorded 94 tackles, including 7.5 for losses, forced two fumbles and intercepted three passes.


Watch John Lynch tell Nick Bosa the 49ers are taking him with No. 2 pick

Watch John Lynch tell Nick Bosa the 49ers are taking him with No. 2 pick

The NFL draft is all about life-changing moments.

College football players get to realize their lifelong dream of playing in the NFL.

On Thursday night, 49ers general manager John Lynch got to tell Nick Bosa he was officially a professional football player.

The 49ers wanted Bosa all along, and they got him with the No. 2 overall pick. The Arizona Cardinals took Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick, allowing Bosa to fall into the 49ers' laps.

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Lynch has good reason to be happy. He now has a defensive line that includes Bosa, DeForest Buckner, Dee Ford and Arik Armstead

NFL draft tracker 2019: First-round pick, trade updates as they happen

NFL draft tracker 2019: First-round pick, trade updates as they happen

The 2019 NFL Draft is underway in Nashville, Tenn., and the Bay Area's two teams should be in the center of the action.

The 49ers selected Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa with the No. 2 pick. The Raiders took Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell with the No. 4 pick.

Oakland also owns the Nos. 24 and 27 picks -- meaning they have many options that could decide where the top prospects fall.

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It promises to be an interesting slate of 32 picks made in the Music City, and you can follow live as each selection is made in the 2019 NFL Draft tracker below:

1. Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

2. San Francisco 49ers
Nick Bosa, edge rusher, Ohio State

3. New York Jets
Quinnen Williams, defensive tackle, Alabama

4. Oakland Raiders
Clelin Ferrell, defensive end, Clemson

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Devin White, linebacker, LSU

6. New York Giants
Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

7. Jacksonville Jaguars
Josh Allen, edge rusher, Kentucky

8. Detroit Lions
T.J. Hockenson, tight end, Iowa

9. Buffalo Bills
Ed Oliver, defensive tackle, Houston

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Denver Broncos for No. 20 pick, No. 52, and a third-round pick in 2020)
Devin Bush, linebacker, Michigan

11. Cincinnati Bengals
Jonah Williams, tackle, Alabama

12. Green Bay Packers
Rashan Gary, defensive tackle, Michigan

13. Miami Dolphins
Christian Wilkins, defensive tackle, Clemson

14. Atlanta Falcons
Chris Lindstrom, guard, Boston College

15. Washington Redskins
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

16. Carolina Panthers
Brian Burns, defensive end, Florida State

17. New York Giants (from Cleveland Browns in Odell Beckham Jr. trade)
Dexter Lawrence, defensive tackle, Clemson

18. Minnesota Vikings
Garrett Bradbury, center, NC State

19. Tennessee Titans
Jeffery Simmons, defensive tackle, Mississippi State

20. Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh Steelers for pick No. 10)
Noah Fant, tight end, Iowa

21. Green Bay Packers (from Seattle Seahawks for picks Nos. 30, 114 and 118)
Darnell Savage Jr., safety, Maryland

22. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore Ravens for picks Nos. 25, 125 and 197)
Andre Dillard, tackle, Washington State

23. Houston Texans
Tytus Howard, tackle, Alabama State

24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears in Khalil Mack trade)
25. Baltimore Ravens (from Philadelphia Eagles for pick No. 22)
26. Indianapolis Colts
27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys in Amari Cooper trade)
28. Los Angeles Chargers
29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City Chiefs in Frank Clark trade)
30. Seattle Seahawks (from Green Bay Packers for pick No. 21)
31. Los Angeles Rams
32. New England Patriots