49ers’ held pre-draft visit with Notre Dame DT Kona Schwenke



According to Draft Insider Tony Pauline, the San Francisco 49ers held a pre-draft visit with Notre Dame DT Kona Schwenke last week. At 6-4 and 285 pounds, Schwenke had a solid pro day in which he ran a 1.64 10-yard split, had a 29-inch vertical, and 27 reps on the bench press. A big defensive lineman that has the versatility to play both inside and outside, Schwenke will either be a late-round target in the seventh-round or possibly an undrafted rookie free-agent.

However, GM Trent Baalke has yet to draft a 3-4 defensive lineman, making me think he will wait on Schwenke and hope he signs as an URFA just like another Notre Dame defensive lineman NT Ian Williams.


Top 30 Pre-Draft Visits

WR Martavis Bryant (Clemson)

WR Albert Wilson (Georgia State)

RB Storm Johnson (Central Florida)

OL Matt Patchan (Boston College)

CB Aaron Colvin (Oklahoma)

ILB Preston Brown (Louisville)

DE Demarcus Lawrence (Boise State)

WR Paul Richardson (Colorado) 

RB Terrance West (Towson)  

RB Terrance Cobb (Cumberlands KY)

TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (Iowa)

OLB Carl Bradford (Arizona State) 

TE Nic Jacobs (McNeese State)

T Seantrel Henderson (Miami)

T Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (McGill University)  

WR Kelvin Benjamin (Florida State) 

DE Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame)

OLB Aaron Lynch (USF) 

DE Kona Schwenke (Notre Dame)


Interview after Pro Day

SS Shamiel Gary (Oklahoma State) w/Regional Scout Bob Morris

WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M) w/Director of College Scouting Matt Malaspina

WR Odell Beckham (LSU) w/Regional Scout Bob Morris

DE Michael Sam (Missouri) 


Private Workout

QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) w/HC Jim Harbaugh

WR Cody Latimer (Indiana) w/WR Coach John Morton


Dinner w/GM Trent Baalke

CB Bashaud Breeland (Clemson) 


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