Quote: Niners display significant interest in QB Pulley
Posted: March 28th, 2010 | Gil Brandt | Tags: 2010 Pro Days, Curtis Pulley, Florida A&M, LeRoy Vann
He may not be on the level of a Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen, but Florida A&M QB Curtis Pulley possesses some qualities that the 49ers must find interesting.
San Fancisco head coach Mike Singletary and quarterback coach Mike Johnson were both on hand to watch Pulley work out at the Rattlers’ pro day on March 18th. Pulley did not do position drills, but Johnson spent an hour meeting with him, going over film and diagramming plays on the blackboard.
The event took place outdoors on grass on a soft, spongy field with 18 team representatives in attendance. They were very poor conditions.
Pulley (6-foot-3 1/8, 189 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 and 4.56 seconds (equivalent to a 4.48 on better turf), had a 34-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot broad jump, a 4.18-second short shuttle and a 7.20-second three-cone drill.
The other noteworthy player among the 14 prospects that participated was KR LeRoy Vann. Vann (5-8 3/8, 177) ran 4.59 and 4.62 in the 40, had a 35-inch vertical, a 9-10 broad, a 4.26 short shuttle and a 7.27 three-cone drill. Those numbers are not really a true barometer, however, due to the poor field conditions. He also did 16 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds.
I bet that Johnson running Pulley through the workout was more of a smokescreen than actual interest. Singletary was there to see PR Vann. Hopefully they will draft 2 guys that can handle PR, a specialist and a CB that can sub in for the specialist if injured. Someone like Perrish Cox in the 3rd and Vann in the later rounds (5th-6th?). The one thing we saw last year is that the 9ers are not afraid to draft a round earlier for a specialist like they did with blocking TE Bear Pascoe in the 5th. They will definitely do the same this year with a punt returner.
No Taser and do really have room for another project QB with Nate Davis on the roster. It seems like Mike Johnson has a lot of say in what we do in the later rds. He was the one who really lobbied for Nate Davis last yr
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