According to NFL.com Gil Brandt, the San Francisco 49ers have a pre-draft visit scheduled with McNeese State TE Nic Jacobs. An LSU transfer Jacobs is an ideal inline blocking tight-end. At 6-foot-5 and 269 pounds with 34 1/8 wingspan, do not be surprised if 49ers GM Trent Baalke targets this player as an undrafted rookie free-agent as he will likely be available.
But the question remains, why did Jacobs transfer in the first place? Well considering he was suspended for the final four games of the 2012 season, that obviously didn’t sit well with him. And with Jacobs possessing little explosion as a pass-catching tight-end, his value will be strictly a phone booth grunt down in the trenches. Something that Jacobs’ relishes as he said, “I come out of the box and strike people. I can block anyone from a d-end to a linebacker as well as run routes against linebackers and safeties. I feel like I can be a mismatch in coverages as well as block them on the line. So when I get in the game, no one’s going to know what I’m going to do, whether it’s going to be a running play or a (passing) play.”
With the 49ers already holding a pre-draft visit with Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, the 49ers will be continuing to make their rounds in a very suspect tight-end draft class.
Top 30 Pre-Draft Visits
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
QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) w/HC Jim Harbaugh
Dinner w/GM Trent Baalke