John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports


49ers in communication with Stanford WR Connor Wedington

Mar 4, 2021 at 1:24 PM--


According to Justin Melo of The Draft Network, the San Francisco 49ers are among the teams in communication with former Stanford wide receiver and return-man Connor Wedington. The others are the Los Angeles Chargers, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, and Dallas Cowboys.


Wedington (6-0, 204) caught 15 passes for 157 yards through three games as a senior in 2020. Stanford alum John Lynch, the 49ers general manager, was likely already very familiar with the young receiver before the team started its draft evaluations.

As Melo touched on, Wedington had 21 kick returns for 590 yards in 2019, earning the Phil Moffatt Award for most outstanding special teams player. He added four returns for 95 yards in 2020.

"Connor Wedington demonstrates average proactive athleticism with regards to his body control," wrote Melo's The Draft Network colleague, Drae Harris. "He is quicker than he is fast and is ideally suited to play in the slot. He will catch the football on a shallow cross when contact is imminent and competes as a stalk blocker in the run game. He has some eye-opening moments catching the football where he torques his body for an extremely difficult catch. He doesn't create a ton of separation at the top of the route."

Wedington has registered 106 catches for 971 yards and a touchdown in his four seasons with the Cardinal. His best season as a receiver came as a junior in 2019 when he recorded 51 receptions for 506 yards and a score while adding a rushing touchdown.

NFL teams are allowed to conduct up to five video calls per prospect leading to the draft, and each call can last up to one hour. There is no limit to how many phone conversations NFL teams can conduct with draft-eligible players.

The 2021 NFL Draft is scheduled to begin on April 29.

Related News







More San Francisco 49ers News



Jason Verrett, teammates trust Jimmy Garoppolo, but believe in 49ers front office

By David Bonilla
Apr 5, 2021

Unless you stay off of social media, as Jimmy Garoppolo does, it's tough to escape all of the speculation surrounding the San Francisco 49ers quarterback's future. Garoppolo remains the favorite to be the Week 1 starter. Beyond 2021, though, who knows? San Francisco recently traded away several valuable draft picks, including multiple first-rounders, to move up to the No. 3 spot for the opportunity to acquire a quarterback of the future. The team obviously sees a potential upgrade in at least one option between Justin Fields, Trey Lance, or Mac Jones. However, Garoppolo remains in the team's plans for this season, allowing a rookie the luxury of sitting and learning behind a veteran. Cornerback Jason Verrett spoke with reporters today. While he plays on the



Jeremiah on 49ers' pick in latest mock draft: 'I am surprised that everything you hear points toward Jones'

By David Bonilla
Apr 6, 2021

With so many smokescreens and teams keeping their strategies close to the vest, it's tough to believe anything you hear when it comes to pre-draft rumors and speculation. Everyone in the media feels the San Francisco 49ers traded up to the No. 3 spot for Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, whether they can make sense of it or not. Much of that is based on what they hear from around the league. Their colleagues and other teams feel Jones might be the pick, despite the overwhelming opinion that the selection would be a reach. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks doesn't even view Jones as worthy of a first-round pick, much less No. 3 overall. "Perhaps the Alabama quarterback is a secret member of The Avengers, operating like Tony Stark as Iron Man,"



Fred Warner, Jason Verrett, three other 49ers receive performance-based bonuses

By David Bonilla
Apr 6, 2021

Five San Francisco 49ers players earned performance-based bonuses, per a report from NBC Sports Bay Area. They include linebackers Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw, and defensive backs Jason Verrett and Tarvarius Moore. One offensive lineman, Daniel Brunskill, also earned the additional pay. Matt Maiocco has the breakdown of how much each earned via the performance-based bonuses. The NFL Management Council released Performance Based Pay for the 2020 season. The following #49ers earned additional $300K +:Daniel Brunskill



Tannenbaum sees Mac Jones as 'very similar' to Matt Ryan, has QB to 49ers in mock draft

By David Bonilla
Apr 6, 2021

Yet another mock draft has the San Francisco 49ers selecting former Alabama quarterback Mac Jones with the No. 3 overall pick. This one from ESPN's Mike Tannenbaum is a bit different, though. While some analysts feel that Jones-to-49ers is the most likely scenario, many feel that the selection would be a reach, especially with potentially higher-ceiling prospects Justin Fields and Trey Lance likely to still be on the board. The latest ESPN mock draft has Tannenbaum, a former NFL executive, playing the role of general manager for all 32 teams and choosing the players he feels are the best fit for


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone