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49ers hosted Virginia S Joey Blount on pre-draft visit

Apr 27, 2022 at 8:29 AM--

According to Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network, the San Francisco 49ers hosted Virginia safety Joey Blount on a pre-draft visit before the April 20 deadline.

Blount registered 86 tackles, five tackles for a loss, a sack, three passes defensed, and three interceptions through 11 game appearances as a senior in 2021, per Sports Reference. He recorded 303 tackles, 19.5 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks, 12 passes defensed, nine interceptions, and three forced fumbles through his five collegiate seasons.

"He's a rangy, instinctive defensive back who was ultra-productive for the Cavaliers," wrote Wilson.

The 6'1" and 201-pound Blount had a 40-time of 4.40 seconds, a vertical jump of 38 inches, a broad jump of 127 inches, and 20 reps in the bench press at his personal Pro Day.

"Joey is someone that's really passionate about the game, someone that has football instincts," Blount's defensive coordinator at Virginia and current Vanderbilt defensive coordinator, Brent Howell, told Pro Football Network. "It's innate to him. He just gets around the ball. He understands where the ball is going to be, and he's there fast. He triggers fast. He sees stuff. He plays fast. He doesn't hesitate. He's a guy who loves the game and plays passionately. He was a really productive player. Every year, he made havoc plays.

"He's a football guy. Joey comes from a really good family. He was raised really, really well. He has a great support system. As much as he's a good football player, he's a really, really good person. He took advantage of his education at Virginia and is a leader in the community. Joey is an awesome person. He's a great human being." projects Blount to be a seventh-round pick or priority free agent signing.

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