49ers’ held private meeting with Mike Evans at Texas A&M Pro Day



According to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, Texas A&M WR Mike Evans met with both the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots today. Two teams that seem to target the same type of players as both were interested in T Joe Staley in 2007, it’s an early indication that the 49ers will likely entertain drafting a wide receiver with their first-round pick. However, with Evan being a top 15 talent, the 49ers will need to trade-up in order to secure his services. A scenario I made last month, as Evans was one of three players I said the 49ers would likely trade-up for, it remains to be seen how interested the 49ers are in the big bodied receiver, as I said:

Listed at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, Evans would easily become the 49ers’ biggest wide receiver. A player with the perfect H-W-S (height, weight, speed) as Evans is routinely making plays down the field, it’s no wonder Baalke will likely have his name with a gold helmet on their big board. A true deep-threat from the coveted SEC that can stretch the field vertically, Evans will help keep defense’s honest while exposing a single high safety the Seattle Seahawks love to use in FS Earl Thomas. A top 10-15 talent, Evans will be targeted early in a very deep draft class.

According to Sacbee’s Matt Barrows, Southeast regional scout Matt Malaspina was at Texas A&M’s Pro Day, as he tweeted:

Could this be a sign of things to come? Time will tell as I have another SEC wide receiver the 49ers should also target in WR Jordan Matthews.

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