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49ers pre-draft visit: Oklahoma TE Brayden Willis

Apr 18, 2023 at 11:42 AM--

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According to Justin Melo of The Draft Network, Oklahoma tight end Brayden Willis is visiting the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday.

"One of the best blocking TEs in the 2023 NFL Draft, the 49ers previously had a Combine Formal with Willis as well," wrote Melo.

Willis registered 39 receptions for 514 yards and a team-high seven receiving touchdowns through 13 game appearances as a senior in 2022, per Sports Reference. He caught 75 passes for 998 yards with 13 touchdowns through his five collegiate seasons. The tight end missed six games in 2020 due to an injury,

"Willis' size and athletic profile leaves him lacking as both an in-line blocker and as a pass-catching option," wrote Lance Zierlein of in the player's draft profile. "He lacks in-line power and plays with low-burn intensity getting into blocks at times, but body control and hand strength help increase his sustain effectiveness when blocking on the move. He's tough working into traffic, but a high percentage of his catches came with nobody around him in space. He will need to prove he can separate against man coverage outside of the Oklahoma scheme."

Willis is from Arlington, TX. He earned a pre-draft grade of 5.69 from, which equates to a "chance to make a roster or practice squad," per the site's 8-point grading scale.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, the 6' 3 1/2" and 241-pound Willis had a vertical jump of 32 inches, a broad jump of 117 inches, a 7.3-second three-cone drill time, 20 reps in the bench press, and a 20-yard shuttle time of 4.36 seconds. His other measurables include an arm length of 33 1/4 inches and hands measuring 9 3/4 inches.

Willis had a vertical jump of 33.50 inches, a broad jump of 118 inches, a 7.46-second three-cone drill time, and a 20-yard shuttle time of 4.50 seconds at his personal Pro Day, per NFLDraftBuzz.

College Statistics
Year School Class G Rec Yds Avg TD
2018 Oklahoma FR 2 1 29 29 --
2019 Oklahoma SO 12 11 168 15.3 3
2020 Oklahoma JR 4 9 110 12.2 1
2021 Oklahoma SR 7 15 177 11.8 2
2022 Oklahoma SR 13 39 514 13.2 7
Total Oklahoma 75 998 13.3 13

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