The more NFL mock drafts are being released, the more professional football writers seem to think Stanford tight end Coby Fleener will be the San Francisco 49ers’ choice with the No. 30 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Fleener attended Wednesday’s local pro day at 49ers headquarters, “to say hello and get to know everyone.” The talented Stanford tight end, figured by many to be the first player drafted at his position, did not participate in the workout.
It remains to be seen if Fleener is in the team’s plans with their first-round pick. According to general manager Trent Baalke, the 49ers have one player already in mind for the No. 30 overall pick. That’s what Baalke explained to reporters when discussing the team’s plans in his pre-draft press conference.
More on Fleener, the 49ers’ draft options and an announcement on the team’s New Santa Clara Stadium groundbreaking ceremony can be found after the jump.
Don Banks of SI.com continues to pencil in Fleener as San Francisco’s first-round selection. Fleener to the 49ers remains Banks’ assessment at pick No. 30 in his sixth mock draft of the 2012 offseason.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports’ Shutdown Corner Blog recently reviewed the pros and cons of Fleener’s game in his “Shutdown 50” prospect evaluation. Farrar compares Fleener to New England Patriots Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee hypothesizes that West Virginia outside linebacker Bruce Irvin could be the player that Baalke and the 49ers covet in the first round.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com shares Harbaugh’s comments on San Francisco’s recently released 2012 schedule. Said Harbaugh on the team’s season opener in Green Bay, “Whoever that was in the opener, that’s where my eyes went immediately.”
Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports former 49ers guard Chilo Rachal has signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears.
Since there’s been so many first-round mock drafts discussed in our Morning Tailgate posts, let’s take a look at a second-round mock draft thanks to Wes Bunting of NationalFootballPost.com. Bunting has the 49ers taking Vanderbilt cornerback Casey Hayward with the No. 61 overall pick.
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The team’s New Santa Clara Stadium groundbreaking ceremony will be streamed live on 49ers.com tonight at 6 p.m. PT.
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