The 49ers are scheduled to meet this week with LSU running back Leonard Fournette, a source told NBC Sports Bay Area.
Fournette is scheduled to be one of the 30 out-of-the-area draft-eligible players allowed to visit the 49ers’ Santa Clara headquarters. The final day for teams to wrap up their pre-draft visits is Wednesday. The first round of the NFL Draft is scheduled for Thursday, April 27.
Fournette is expected to be a top-five pick in next week’s NFL Draft. The 49ers own the No. 2 overall selection, but general manager John Lynch said the team is “open for business” to trade out of that position.
Fournette, the expected top running back available in the draft, measured 6 foot ½ inch, 240 pounds at the NFL scouting combine. He clocked an official time of 4.51 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
He missed five games last season due to a left ankle injury, which also kept him out of LSU’s appearance in the Citrus Bowl against Louisville. In seven games, Fournette rushed for 843 yards and eight touchdowns before turning pro.
As a sophomore in 2015, Fournette rushed for a career-best 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also caught 19 passes for 253 yards.