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49ers pre-draft workout: UCLA RB Zach Charbonnet

Apr 19, 2023 at 1:32 PM--

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According to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero, the San Francisco 49ers conducted a private workout with UCLA running back Zach Charbonnet. He isn't the only Bruin the 49ers have researched ahead of next week's NFL Draft. The team worked out quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson at UCLA and hosted him on a pre-draft visit. Offensive lineman Atonio Mafi has also visited with the 49ers.

Charbonnet carried the football 195 times for 1,359 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns, adding 37 receptions for 321 yards through 10 game appearances as a senior in 2022, per Sports Reference, earning first-team All-Pac-12 accolades as the UCLA's leading rusher despite missing three games due to injury. The Bruin ranked fourth in the FBS with 6.97 yards per carry.

Charbonnet accumulated 3,346 rushing yards on 566 attempts and 39 rushing touchdowns, adding 75 receptions for 589 yards through his four collegiate seasons. Two thousand four hundred ninety-six of those yards came after Charbonnet transferred from Michigan to UCLA.

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"Upright runner with outstanding body composition and consecutive seasons of impressive production for the Bruins," Lance Zierlein wrote in the player's draft profile. "Charbonnet is a bit of a long-strider with slightly below average foot quickness. He is much more effective when allowed to open up and build downhill momentum. He can slip tackles in the open field but lacks the first-level wiggle to get too cute. He's inconsistent in processing defensive fronts quickly but can be a hammer into and through contact when he has a clear point of entry. Charbonnet is a talented third-down option as both a blocker and pass-catcher. He could be viewed as a Day 2 value with three-down potential."

Charbonnet is from Camarillo, CA. He earned a pre-draft grade of 6.23 from, which equates to an "eventual average starter," per the site's 8-point grading scale.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, the 6' 0 3/8" and 214-pound Charbonnet had a 40-time of 4.53 seconds, a vertical jump of 37 inches, a broad jump of 122 inches, and 18 reps in the bench press. His other measurables include an arm length of 32 inches and hands measuring 9 7/8 inches.

Charbonnet had a 7.16-second three-cone drill time and a 20-yard shuttle time of 4.46 seconds at his personal Pro Day, per NFLDraftBuzz.

College Statistics
Year School Class G Att Yds Avg TD
2019 Michigan FR 13 149 726 4.9 11
2020 Michigan SO 5 19 124 6.5 1
2021 UCLA JR 12 203 1,137 5.6 13
2022 UCLA SR 10 195 1,359 7 14
Total 566 3,346 5.9 39

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