Former Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook is scheduled to visit the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Cook is 6-2 and a former 2nd round pick–pick number 34 overall–from the 2010 NFL Draft. A relatively young player with few suitors and lots of potential, Cook could very well end up on the 49ers roster to replace Tarell Brown who, likely, will not be returning to the 49ers after this offseason–though that still does remain a remote possibility.
Would Cook fit? Trent Baalke has a history with tall players and long arms. Cook seems to fit this bill. Cook also is a more physical receiver than the 49ers typically place on the field, which could help in the incredibly talented and physical NFC West. Cook would be a good signing. For the right price, he could be a great one. Brown apparently has some suitors on the East Coast, but every second he does not have a contract gives the 49ers a better chance to keep him, as the cornerback market is already starting to wear down a tad, even if there are still plenty of sports to fill. If the 49ers can land Cook, however, keeping Brown will likely become a lot less important.