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July 25, 2011
49ers undrafted free agent tracker

It didn't take long for the 49ers to snag some undrafted free agents. While the team can't officially sign them until Tuesday morning, they can begin negotiating today. And the 49ers apparently have been busy already. Here's a list that I'll be updating as news comes in. One slight upset. The 49ers showed no interest in Louisville quarterback Adam Froman, a Santa Rosa native, after courting him during the draft. Froman instead decided to sign with the Falcons, The Bee reported.

C Chase Beeler, Stanford
6-3, 285
CBS Sports ranked him as the 15th-best center in the draft. Earned second team All-Pac-10 Conference honors in his first season as Stanford's starting center after taking over for Alex Fletcher ... made a smooth transition from left guard to the center position ... started all 13 games and played a key role on a line that allowed the fewest sacks (7) in the Pac-10 and helped pave the way for the top rushing attack in school history (2,837) ... earned second team All-Pac-10 academic honors ... recipient of the Vardell Award as the player who best combines athletics and academics

NT Ian Williams, Notre Dame (reported by Roto Word's Evan Silva)
6-1, 311
CBS Sports ranked him as the 14th-best interior lineman in the draft. Williams, who missed the final four games of the regular season with a knee injury, started nine games and finished the season with 38 tackles, 17 solo stops, 21 assisted tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss (18 yards), 1.5 sacks (16 yards), one interception and one pass breakup.

G Donovan Edwards, Cal
6-4, 294
CBS Sports rated him the 63rd-best guard in the draft. Played in 34 games with 18 starts all at right tackle during his three seasons with the program from 2008-10 ... signed by the Golden Bears late in the summer of 2008 and joined the team for preseason camp prior to that season. In 2010 was one of only two Cal offensive lineman along with Mitchell Schwartz to start all 12 games, making all starts at right tackle ... winner of the Ken Harvey Award, given annually to the Cal player showing special academic commitment and improvement.

DE DeMarcus Dobbs, Georgia (NePatriotsdraft.com)
6-2, 285
CBS Sports ranked him as the 33rd best defensive end in the draft. Graduated in December with a degree in consumer economics ... Earned one of team's Coaches Leadership Awards for defense ... Appeared in 13 games making 10 starts recording 28 tackles and 15 quarterback pressures ... Matched his career-high of four tackles at Colorado, vs. Ga. Tech and vs. UCF in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl ... Three-tackle games vs. No. 12 Arkansas and at Miss. St ... Recipient of the Joseph E. Espy Football Scholarship. ..Earned Coffee County Hustle Award for defense following spring drills ...

WR Joe Hastings, Washburn
6-0, 190
CBS Sports rated him as the 78th-best receiver in the draft. Led the MIAA in receiving yards with 1,546 while recording 87 receptions, both single season records at Washburn. Hastings averaged 128.8 yards per contest and was second in the conference in receptions per game at 7.3. He was fifth in the MIAA in scoring at 7.6 points per game. Nationally, Hastings is second in the nation in receiving yards per game and tied for 20th in receptions per game. He tied a Washburn single-game record with four touchdown receptions against Nebraska-Omaha while playing only the first half of the game.

WR Dontavia Bogan, South Florida
6-0, 187
CBS Sports ranked him as the 46th best wide receiver in the draft. In 2010, Bogan caught 46 passes for 673 yards. He had 14.6 yards-per-catch average and had six touchdowns. had eight catches of at least 25 yards ... tallied three catches for 86 yards and scored a TD on USF's first play from scrimmage against Stony Brook ... added five catches for 66 yards and a TD versus FAU ... posted four receptions for 67 yards against Syracuse ... tied USF's single-game record with 11 catches for a career-high 98 yards at WVU ... notched three receptions for 85 yards, including a career-long 64-yarder, at Cincinnati ... scored a TD against Rutgers ... added a 48-yard TD at Louisville ... posted four receptions for 60 yards and drew four pass interference calls against Pittsburgh ... added three catches for 56 yards at Miami... caught seven passes for 70 yards and a 28-yard score against Connecticut ... added a 15-yard TD reception in the Meineke Car Care Bowl victory over Clemson.

WR Tyler Beiler, Bridgewater
5-11, 190
CBS Sports ranked him as the 128th best receiver in the draft. Beiler caused a minor stir at his pro day in March with a 40.5-inch vertical jump. He also had 15 bench-press reps of 225 pounds and ran his 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds.

TE Konrad Reuland, Stanford
6-5, 258
CBS Sports ranked him as the 30th best tight end in the draft. Reuland, who transferred from Notre Dame in 2008, was one of several tight ends who saw action in Jim Harbaugh's offense last year. He caught 21 passes for 209 yards and a touchdown last season.

DT-NT Sealver Siliga, Utah (CSN Bay Area)
6-2, 305
CBS Sports ranks him as the 22nd best interior defensive lineman. Honorable mention all-MWC ... played and started in 12 games (missed the SDSU game with a shin injury) ... second among the Ute linemen with 41 tackles ... 4.0 TFL and 1.5 sacks ... seven tackles against BYU included 2.5 for a loss ... four tackles with a sack and a pass breakup against Notre Dame ... recovered a fumble against TCU (two tackles) ... five tackles against UNLV, Air Force and Boise State.

QB Jeremiah Masoli, Ole Miss (CSN Bay Area)
5-11, 225
CBS Sports ranked him as the 44th-best quarterback in the draft. Analyst Rob Rang wondered if he would be better off as a running back or receiver. The San Francisco native and former Oregon Duck left that school as its all-time rushing leader for a quarterback. Transferred to Ole Miss. In 2010, played in all 12 games and started the last 11 ... Broke Norris Weese's school record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a season with 544 yards ... Ranked seventh in the SEC in total offense (215.2 ypg), ninth in pass efficiency (121.2) and seventh in passing yards (169.9 ypg) ... Finished third in rushing (45.3 ypg) among SEC quarterbacks

OT Derek Hall, Stanford
6-5, 303
CBS Sports ranked him as the 19th best tackle in the draft. began his Stanford career as a defensive linemen. Last year took over for Chris Marinelli at right tackle. hall played tight end and basketball in high school.

DT Brian Bulcke, Stanford
6-4, 285

OLB Monte Simmons, Kent State
6-3, 226
CBS Sports ranks him the 74th best defensive end in the draft (although he promises to line up at outside linebacker for th 49ers.) In 2010, he 38 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks after missing three games due to broken fibula early in season. He was a second-team, All-Mac selection in 2009 with 56 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 8 sacks.

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW 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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