49ers’ to hold pre-draft visit for Georgia State WR Albert Wilson


According to Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows, the San Francisco 49ers will use one of their 30 pre-draft visits on Georgia State WR Albert Wilson on April 14, according to a league source.

At 5-foot-9 and 202 pounds, Wilson brings a big punch despite his diminutive frame. A player I like to compare to a poor man’s WR Steve Smith, Wilson would be a nice addition at the slot position. A rare blend of speed and athleticism as Wilson ran an official 4.43 40-yard dash while boasting a 37.5-inch vertical, Wilson would be a nice value pick in the third or fourth-round.

In 2013, Wilson finished in stellar fashion as he recorded 71 catches for 1,177 receiving yards, and eight touchdowns.



However, whether or not the 49ers draft him remains to be seen, as a higher ranked prospect may be targeted in WR Brandin Cooks. A player I have the 49ers highly coveted, do not be surprised if the 49ers trade up and grab his services, as NFL Network featured our scenario on Path to the Draft.

With Wilson being the first official scheduled visit, it will be interesting to see if Cooks will be brought in, as GM Trent Baalke shies away from bringing in first-round draft picks, as the last player to do so was WR A.J. Jenkins.

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