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49ers holding pre-draft meeting with Nebraska WR Samori Toure

Apr 4, 2022 at 11:52 AM--

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According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, new San Francisco 49ers wide receivers coach Leonard Hankerson will hold a pre-draft interview with Nebraska wide receiver Samori Toure on Monday.

In addition to his team-leading 46 catches, 898 receiving yards, and five receiving touchdowns through 12 games and nine starts as a senior in 2021, Toure (6-3, 191) racked up 63 rushing yards on eight carries and a rushing touchdown. His five games with at least 100 receiving yards tied a Cornhuskers record.

Toure started his collegiate career at Montana before transferring to Nebraska for one season. His 2,488 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns with the Grizzlies each ranked in the top 12 in Montana history.

"Toure put up video-game-like numbers with the Grizzlies totaling 155 receptions for 2,488 yards and 20 touchdowns in three seasons," wrote Brentley Weissman of The Draft Network. "A highlight of Toure's career with Montana is when he broke Randy Moss's single-game receiving record in an FCS playoff game when he put up 303 yards against Southern Louisiana. Toure is a long and lean receiver who possesses excellent length. He primarily aligns in the slot, where he is allowed free releases and a lot of room to operate.

"Toure is a good athlete overall who possesses fluid hips and good foot control. He runs a full route tree, showing an ability to sink his hips and get in and out of breaks very smoothly—impressive for a man his size. He is best working down the field on deep routes where he can open his stride, create separation, and track the ball.

"Toure is a build-to-speed runner who lacks an explosive gear or burst. He has excellent body control, hands, and ball skills, but his slender frame doesn't allow for much physicality at the catch point. Toure is good after the catch with agility to make defenders miss but is not a physical runner with the ball in his hands. Overall, Toure is a technically advanced receiver who has good size, ball skills, and enough vertical speed, but his lack of twitch and physicality hinders his ability to consistently win against NFL defenders."

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