Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tavon Austin to visit the 49ers

The 49ers would like to add speed at wide receiver in next month’s NFL draft, so it’s not a big surprise that they’re planning to meet with one of the speediest playmakers available.

Tavon Austin of West Virginia, a receiver who could also line up at running back in some of the 49ers’ Pistol sets, has a visit planned with San Francisco, according to the Sacramento Bee.
It’s unlikely that Austin will still be available when the 49ers pick at No. 31 overall, but the 49ers have plenty of ammunition if they decide to move up in the first round: San Francisco owns two second-round picks, two third-round picks, two fourth-round picks, two fifth-round picks, one sixth-round pick and four seventh-round picks.

Austin also has visits scheduled with the Patriots, Bengals and Dolphins, and he’s widely viewed as a player who will go in the first half of the first round of the draft. If the 49ers like him, they’re going to have to go up to get him.

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