The best players from non-BCS schools, or as we like to call them, “The Best of the Rest” will be profiled this week on 49ers.com as we conclude our “49 in 49” pre-draft series.
Just because you didn’t perform in one of the nation’s power conferences doesn’t mean you won’t be drafted. The 49ers have a long history of finding talented players from non-BCS programs. Does the name Jerry Rice ring a bell? The 49ers snatched the Hall of Fame wide receiver in the 1985 draft from little-known Mississippi Valley State. It’s safe to say that pick worked out brilliantly for the 49ers.
In recent memory, the 49ers have not shied away from selecting non-BCS players either. Last year alone, six of the team’s 10 draft picks were from such schools.
Currently, 21 players have non-BCS ties on the team’s current roster. Judging by past drafts under general manager Trent Baalke, the 49ers won’t hesitate from adding a small-school, or non-BCS player.
Which non-BCS prospect would you like to see with the 49ers in2012?
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