49ers' pass-catching options at No. 30

49ers' pass-catching options at No. 30
April 13, 2012, 4:31 pm
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The 49ers can be expected at some point in the draft to add a pass-catching target or two. It's an area of the team that dried up late in the season due to injuries and a lack of depth.Currently, Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss and Mario Manningham are being counted upon to be the top three wideouts. Return specialist Ted Ginn is slated to be the fourth receiver and return specialist.
Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker are the top two tight ends. Last year, they were on the field together about 50 percent of the time. But the team was scrambling when Walker missed time late in the season with a fractured jaw.Here are four pass-catchers who could be options for the 49ers with the No. 30 overall selection:WR Kendall Wright, Baylor
Ht: 5-10 14; Wt: 196
40 time: 4.49-4.60
--Easily the most accomplished of the receivers who could be available late in the first round, Wright totaled 302 catches in his four-year career. He capped his career with 108 receptions for 1,653 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior to play a huge role in quarterback Robert Griffin's Heisman Trophy-winning season.WR Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech
Ht: 6-4; Wt: 215
40 time: 4.31-4.35
--His size and straight-line speed are impressive. He caught just 28 passes last season in his team's triple-option offense, but his average reception went for 29.3 yards. He needs to be refined, but there are a lot of physical skills with which to work. WR Rueben Randle, LSU
Ht: 6-2 78; Wt: 210
40 time: 4.56-4.60
--He's big, strong and athletic, and he is not afraid to stick his nose in the action and mix it up as a blocker. He is accustomed to facing top corners, as he regularly went against teammates Patrick Peterson and Morris Claiborne in practices.TE Coby Fleener, Stanford
Ht: 6-6; Wt: 247
40 time: Did not run at the combine due to right ankle sprain, but posted hand-held times of 4.45 to low 4.50s at his pro day on March 22.
--Even with Davis and Walker on the team, there would be a significant role for Fleener as a rookie. Let's remember, Walker, who enters the final year of his contract, did not catch a pass in the final six regular-season games in which he played.

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