49ers, Bears schedule pre-draft visits with Myles Garrett
Just in case the Cleveland Browns pass on Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, or are willing to trade the pick, the teams with the Nos. 2 and 3 selections are doing their homework on the Texas A&M star defensive end.
Garrett has upcoming visits scheduled with the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears jersey, who hold the draft’s second and third picks, respectively, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. The Browns and Garrett have been linked as a likely pairing with the No. 1 pick, which five cheap jerseys analysts project in their most recent mock drafts.
Two of the 2017 NFL Draft’s top talents, LSU running back Leonard Fournette and Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers jersey, were among the prospects that visited the club on Wednesday, per The Sacramento Bee.
Florida cornerback Teez Tabor, Iowa tight end George Kittle also visited the team on Wednesday, and UConn safety Obi Melifonwu met with the 49ers on Tuesday, according to the report.
Wednesday was the final day in which NFL teams could host 2017 NFL Draft prospects for an official visit.
Fournette is rated the No. 1 running back in the draft by NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock, while Peppers and Melifonwu are his No. 3 and 4 safeties, respectively. Kittle is tied for fifth at his position in Mayock’s rankings, and Tabor has seen his stock take a hit due to his jerseys for sale slow 40-yard dash times.
San Francisco holds the No. 2 overall pick in next week’s draft (April 27-29 in Philadelphia).
Most NFL.com mock drafts project the 49ers to take Stanford’s Solomon Thomas with the No. 2 pick, but there’s been buzz that the club would love to trade down in Round 1 — 49ers general manager John Lynch has said he’s “open for business” when it comes to taking calls from teams interested in the pick.
For those wondering, “Phase One” allows for up to four hours of “dead ball” work per day with only strength and conditioning coaches. They are only allowed a maximum of 90 minutes on the field. According to the NFL Players Association’s offseason rule guide, teams can “only specify two hours for players to be at facility” and “players choose the other two hours for weights, etc.”
Essentially, we’re in for a little bit of high octane stretching but it does signify football is right around the corner. The Broncos will get their first look at prospective starting quarterback and 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch after a pivotal offseason. The same goes for last year’s No. 1 overall pick, Jared Goff.
While coaches aren’t allowed on the field, this is still a key hurdle for installing the culture. For some players, it will be the first time they’re interacting with wholesale jerseys the new staff and everything has to be on brand.
Around The NFL will have more on the workouts following media availability Monday.