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Draft Watch: 49ers interview Kentucky TE Brenden Bates

Apr 15, 2024 at 3:38 PM


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Add another tight end to the list of players the San Francisco 49ers have expressed interest in. Aaron Wilson of KPRC2 reports that the team has spoken with former Kentucky tight end Brenden Bates as part of its pre-draft evaluation process.


In six years with the Wildcats, Bates hauled in 26 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns. However, he did not play during the 2019 season.

Wilson acknowledges Bates' versatility, noting that he played snaps at fullback during the Hula Bowl. San Francisco might be interested in Bates as a blocker, an area of his game that has garnered interest from NFL scouts.

Visit our pre-draft tracker for a comprehensive overview of all reported formal and informal meetings between the 49ers and prospective NFL rookies.

The 2024 NFL Draft will take place in Detroit, Michigan, from Thursday, April 25, through Saturday, April 27.



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