3. Jesper Horsted, Wide Receiver, Princeton
The 49ers appear to have hit on their 2018 second-round selection in wide receiver Dante Pettis, as he proved to be a good addition to the team’s receiving corps over the second half of the regular season.
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However, the 49ers are still in the hunt for a big-bodied wide receiver, and Jesper Horsted may have put himself on the Niners’ radar during Saturday’s game.
Horsted had a good finish to his college career to go with a standout junior year. Horsted caught 50 passes for 729 yards and nine touchdowns a year after catching 92 passes for 1,226 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Horsted is big at 6-foot-4, but he showed some good speed and agility in practice, which intrigued teams.
Receivers who can form potentially devastating size and speed combinations are always at a premium in the NFL, and Horsted could be the guy to round out the 49ers’ receiving corps.