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April 13, 2009
Locals to have their day later this week

The 49ers are scheduled to have their local pro day on Friday. Who is eligible to attend? Any player who grew up in the Bay Area (and a tad beyond) as well as those who played collegiately in the area. Some players, such as San Jose State's Jarron Gilbert, already have met with team officials and are not expected to attend. Here's a list of some of the players who can take part in the event. I put their position rank, not overall rank, in parenthesis. Rank is courtesy of NFL Draft Scout, so direct your disagreement, rancor, outrage thataway ...

Alex Mack, C, Cal. (1) One of the best players at the Senior Bowl. He's just the 49ers' type ... if they hadn't just taken a center in last year's draft.

Andy Levitre, G, Oregon State. (4) Attended San Lorenzo Valley High in Ben Lomond.

Jarron Gilbert, DE, San Jose State. (7) Gilbert's athleticism is off the charts (and out of the pool) But could Scot McCloughan pull the trigger on a 3-4 DE early in the draft two years in a row?

Cameron Morrah, TE, Cal (10).

Zack Follet, OLB, Cal (12). Might be an excellent jack-of-all-trades Jeff Ulbrich-type linebacker for the 49ers.

Alex Fletcher, C, Stanford. (12).

Christopher Owens, CB, San Jose State (13). He had the best pro day of any of the Spartan players.

Will Taufoou, FB, Cal (13).

Worrell Williams, ILB, Cal (13).

Coye Francies, CB, San Jose State (16).

Pannel Egboh, DE, Stanford. (16) At 6-6, 276 pounds, a potential 3-4 DE late in the draft?

Anthony Felder, ILB, Cal (19).

Ra'Shon Harris, DT, Oregon. (20) From Pittsburg.

Paul Fanaika, G, Arizona State (27). Played at Mills High School in Milbrae.

Jeff Schweiger, DE, San Jose State (29).

Anthony Kimble, RB, Stanford (34).

Ben Muth, OT, Stanford (36).

Khalil Bell, RB, UCLA (40) Played at Catholic High in Marin.

Wopamo Osaisai, CB, Stanford (43). Great speed. A late-round special teams ace.

David Richmond, WR, San Jose State (52).

Gerald Washington, DE, USC (54). From Vallejo. He'll be 27 on draft. Why so old? The guy spent four years as a Navy chopper mechanic before heading to USC.

Julian Edelman, WR, Kent State (56). Interesting prospect because he played QB in college. Turned heads as a freshman quarterback at the College of San Mateo. He ran a 4.48 40 at his pro day.

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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