49ers check out top receiver, local draft prospects

49ers check out top receiver, local draft prospects
April 25, 2014, 7:30 am
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Cody Latimer is one of 30 players who accepted the NFL’s invitation to attend the NFL Draft. (USATSI)

Editor’s note: In the lead-up to the NFL draft (May 8-10) bookmark this page to keep tabs on which players the 49ers have had reported contact

The majority of the 49ers staff will be on the field in Santa Clara for their annual local pro day, which includes mostly players from Stanford, Cal and San Jose State.

Draft-eligible players from colleges outside the area are also eligible to take part if they attended high school in the Bay Area.

Meanwhile, most NFL teams are expected to be represented Friday at Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer’s workout in Indianapolis. The 49ers are scheduled to send wide receivers coach John Morton, reports the Sacramento Bee.

Latimer is one of 30 players who accepted the NFL’s invitation to attend the draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The first round will be May 8 with Rounds 2 and 3 to follow on May 9.

Latimer (6-foot-2 1/2, 215 pounds) had foot surgery in January and did not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.

A former basketball player, Latimer did not play football until his junior year in high school. He did not redshirt at Indiana and he declared for the draft after his junior season, so he is still learning how to play the position.

In his final two seasons at Indiana, Latimer caught 123 passes for 1,901 yards and 15 touchdowns. He appears to have a good combination of size, athleticism, hands and toughness -- traits that could make him an attractive option for the 49ers at a position of need.