DE Tory Slater Has Pre-Draft Visit With 49ers

Carlos Avila Gonazles, The Chronicle

Carlos Avila Gonazles, The Chronicle

According to Aaron Wilson, the San Francisco 49ers have scheduled a pre-draft visit with West Georgia’s DL Tory Slater.

A Division II prospect, Slater will be the sixth known pre-draft visit the 49ers have scheduled.

So how good is this kid? Although it’s difficult to project his skill-set at the NFL level as he played against Division II competition, I think he could transition very smoothly if he fine tunes his tackling while getting a stronger at the point of attack.

I project Slater to be a 3-4 defensive end as he has the thick lower body to set the edge. A player that has a nose for the ball as he can sniff out ball-carriers early makes Slater a nice player to target in later rounds. And while he didn’t exactly overpower offensive lineman with brute strength he does have the frame to get bigger which is nice.


Top 30 Pre-Draft Visits

ILB Bernardrick McKinney (Mississippi St.)

WR Stefon Diggs (Maryland)

WR Ricky Collins (Texas A&M Commerce)

CB Tray Walker (Texas Southern University)

CB Marcus Peters (Washington)

DL Tory Slater (West Georgia)


Interview after Pro Day

WR DeVante Parker (Louisville)

RB Jay Ajayi (Boise St.)

ILB Stephone Anthony (Clemson)

OLB Randy Gregory (Nebraska)

OLB Bud Dupree (Kentucky) met w/Director of College Scouting Matt Malaspina

OLB Zack Wagenmann (Montana)

DE Marcus Hardison (Arizona St.)

OT La’El Collins (LSU)


Dinner with Player

DE Xavier Cooper (Washington St.)

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