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49ers pre-draft visit: Virginia WR Dontayvion Wicks

Apr 18, 2023 at 6:29 AM--

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According to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero, the San Francisco 49ers are hosting Virginia wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks on a pre-draft visit on Wednesday.

Wicks registered 30 receptions for 430 yards and two touchdowns through eight game appearances as a senior in 2022, per Sports Reference, missing two games due to an injury. He caught 90 passes for 1,694 yards with 12 touchdowns throughout his collegiate career.

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Wicks missed the entire 2020 season due to a foot injury. He bounced back the next season, hauling in 57 receptions for a single-season school-record 1,203 receiving yards, adding nine touchdowns and earning first-team All-ACC honors.

"Wicks proved in 2021 that he has a set of skills to threaten defenses with big-play potential, but he's coming off a disappointing 2022 season," wrote Lance Zierlein of in his scouting report. "Focus drops have been an issue for him over the last two seasons, but they seemed to impact his overall confidence in 2022. He lacks attention to detail as a route runner but it is worth noting that he finds ways to separate with instincts and pure athleticism. Wicks has talent to cultivate, but gaining the confidence of a GM, head coach or quarterback must start with catching the football more consistently."

Wicks is from Plaquemine, LA. He earned a pre-draft grade of 5.89 from, which equates to an "average backup or special-teams player," per the site's 8-point grading scale.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, the 6-1 and 206-pound Wicks had a 40-time of 4.62 seconds, a vertical jump of 39 inches, and a broad jump of 130 inches. His other measurables include an arm length of 32 3/8 inches and hands measuring 10 inches.

College Statistics
Year School Class G Rec Yds Avg TD
2019 Virginia FR 3 3 61 20.3 1
2020 Virginia SO -- -- -- --
2021 Virginia SO 12 57 1,203 21.1 9
2022 Virginia SR 8 30 430 14.3 2
Total Virginia 90 1,694 18.8 12

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