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April 9, 2014
49ers inconspicuous at LSU pro day ... just like last year

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***UPDATE*** Following the pro day, Odell Beckham told SiriusXM radio that he met with a 49ers scout, believed to be regional scout Bob Morris, before the session began.

While other teams sent their head coach or general manager to Baton Rouge, La for LSU's pro day today, the 49ers have only one scout on hand. Of course, the team also sent the same scout to the same event last year before trading ahead 13 spots to take safety Eric Reid in the first round.

The Tigers' draft class abounds with intriguing talent again this year, including a wide receiver, Odell Beckham, Jr., who seems to check off all the boxes - speed, toughness, long arms, excelled in SEC - the 49ers are looking for in a wideout. Beckham (5-11, 198) ran his 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds at the scouting combine, and he was one of the event's top performers in the 20-yard and 60-yard shuttles. Beckham did not re-run the 40 today.

Beckham has seemed to create some draft-day separation with teammate and fellow wideout Jarvis Landry, who is believed to be a second-day pick. Another intriguing prospect is quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who tore his ACL on Nov. 29 but who was able to throw at today's pro day. Mettenberger also is considered a second- or third-round draft pick.

LSU pro day participants
LB Lamin Barrow
WR Odell Beckham Jr.
RB Alfred Blue
WR Kadron Boone
FB J.C. Copeland
DT Ego Ferguson
LB Seth Fruge
LB Jarett Hardnett
DT Anthony Johnson
RB Jeremy Hill
LB Tahj Jones
WR Jarvis Landry 
S Craig Loston
QB Zach Mettenberger
OG Trai Turner 
OL Josh Williford           
WR James Wright 

-- 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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