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49ers host dozens of prospects for annual local pro day

Apr 13, 2022 at 3:01 PM--

Over 40 NFL hopefuls attended the San Francisco 49ers' annual local pro day on Wednesday, which was held at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

Local pro days provide NFL teams with an in-person opportunity to work out prospects who are residents of nearby areas. The event allows teams to spend some extra time with local players they may be interested in drafting while also giving those players a valuable chance to impress their local franchise.

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch were in attendance, while former 49ers offensive lineman Joe Staley and current 49ers players Brandon Aiyuk and Javon Kinlaw also stopped by to observe.

This year's 49ers local pro day was lacking in high-round draft prospects, although 49ers beat reporter Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group tweeted that he "saw some camp-possible guys" among the attendees. Notable names in attendance included Cal quarterback Chase Garbers (6,580 yards, 50 touchdowns and 24 interceptions in four college seasons); former Stanford and Mississippi State quarterback K.J. Costello, who went undrafted in 2021 and had a preseason stint with the Los Angeles Chargers; and South Dakota wide receiver Caleb Vander Esch, who is a cousin of Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch.

Video footage of the event (shot by David Lombardi of The Athletic) can be seen below, as can a complete roster of players in attendance. Cal was the most-represented school with 11 players, followed by San Jose State with seven players.

Quarterback: K.J. Costello, Mississippi State; Chase Garbers, Cal; Nick Starkel, San Jose State

Running Back: Marcel Dancy, Cal; Cyrus Habibi-Likio, Boise State; Jayy McDonald, Tarleton State; Tyler Nevens, San Jose State; Ronnie Rivers, Fresno State; Gabe Watson, Texas

Wide Receiver: BJ Byrd, Morehead State; Trevon Clark, Cal; Kekoa Crawford, Cal; Draysean Hudson, Western Illinois; Makai Polk, Mississippi State; Kevin Shaa, Liberty; Trevon Sidney, San Jose State; Jared Smart, Hawaii; Donald Stewart, Wake Forest; Caleb Vander Esch, South Dakota

Tight End: Tucker Fisk, Stanford; Erik Krommenhoek, USC; Jake Tonges, Cal

Offensive Tackle: George Moore, Oregon; Tristen Taylor, Eastern Washington

Guard: Valentino Daltosa, Cal; Api Mane, Florida International; Dylan Powell, Indiana; Jackson Snyder, San Jose State

Defensive Line: Luc Bequette, Cal; Marqez Bimage, Cal; Kuony Deng, Cal; Kwami Jones, Fresno State; Jalil Lecky, San Diego State; Bryce Rodgers, UC Davis; Terrell Townsend, North Alabama; Dalin Wade-Perry, Stanford

Linebacker: Brooklyn Hardiman, Colorado Mesa; Akil Jones, Incarnate Word

Cornerback: Bobby Brown, San Jose State; Josh Drayden, Cal; Obi Eboh, UCLA

Safety: Elijah Hicks, Cal; Michael Lawson, Western Illinois; Jay Lenard, San Jose State; Tre Webb, Montana State

Punter: Will Hart, San Jose State; Ryan Wright, Tulane

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