Sakamoto: 49ers’ Host Pre Draft Visit For CB William Jackson III, Hold Private Workout For SDSU Phenom

The San Francisco 49ers continue to do their due diligence with college prospects as they scheduled a pre-draft visit with University of Houston CB William Jackson III. Jackson has been climbing up draft boards ever since the NFL combine where he wowed scouts with his blazing 4.37 40-yard dash.

At 6-0, 189, Jackson has the length and top-end speed that 49ers GM Trent Baalke covets. Jackson’s frame allows him to not only compete with bigger receivers downfield but to be an above average player in run support. However, he does have some flaws, which includes a choppy backpedal, below average playing strength, and inability to take on blocks.

Jackson will be the third cornerback to be hosted on a pre-draft visit by the 49ers.

In other news, the 49ers continue to find depth along the offensive line as they transition to a zone blocking scheme and as a result held a private workout with San Diego State OT Darrell Greene.

Greene would honestly be a nice addition to the line, as he would add a nasty mean streak while displaying the athleticism to pull under HC Chip Kelly’s offense. But Greene does come with red flags as he was suspended six games by the NCAA for smoking mary jane.

And if you’re wondering where Greene projects in the upcoming draft, I gave him a 4th-5th round grade. With the 49ers continuing to revamp their offensive line, it will be interesting to see who stays and who goes.


30 Pre-Draft Visits

WR Corey Coleman (Baylor)

WR Laquon Treadwell (Ole Miss)

DE Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss)

DE/OLB Shaq Lawson (Clemson)

DE/OLB Kevin Dodd (Clemson)

OLB Kamalei Correa (Boise St.)

ILB Jaylon Smith (Notre Dame)

CB Mackensie Alexander (Clemson)

CB Eli Apple (Ohio St.)

CB William Jackson III (Houston)


Private Workout

QB Jared Goff (Cal)

QB Carson Wentz (North Dakota St.)

QB Connor Cook (Michigan St.)

WR Leonte Carroo (Rutgers)

OT Darrell Greene (San Diego St.)

DE/OLB Shaq Lawson (Clemson)

DE/OLB Kevin Dodd (Clemson)

LB B.J. Goodson (Clemson)


Pro Day Meeting

OG Joshua Garnett (Stanford)

OT Lars Hanson (Sacramento St.)

T/G Rees Odhiambo (Boise St.)

TE Nick Vannett (Ohio St.)

WR Tyler Boyd (Pitt)

WR Keyarris Garrett (Tulsa)

WR De’Runnya Wilson (MSU)

DE Mike Rose (NC State)

DE/OLB C.J. Johnson (Ole Miss)

OLB Beniquez Brown (MSU)

OLB Darron Lee (Ohio St.)

OLB Yannick Ngakoue (Maryland)

CB Kennya Dennis (Missouri)

CB Taveze Calhoun (MSU)

CB Zack Sanchez (Oklahoma)

CB Blake Countess (Auburn)


Senior Bowl Meeting

NT Austin Johnson (Penn St.)

ILB Reggie Ragland (Alabama)


East/West Shrine Bowl Meeting

QB Vernon Adams (Eastern Washington)

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