According to Aaron Wilson, the San Francisco 49ers have scheduled a pre-draft visit with West Georgia’s DL Tory Slater.
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 31, 2015
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.
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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
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RB Jay Ajayi (Boise St.)
ILB Stephone Anthony (Clemson)
OLB Randy Gregory (Nebraska)
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DE Marcus Hardison (Arizona St.)
OT La’El Collins (LSU)
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