The San Francisco 49ers have expressed some interest in Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown at the scouting combine, making him an intriguing 2019 NFL Draft prospect.
It would be something of a shock if the San Francisco 49ers didn’t bother to target one of the many promising wide receivers in the 2019 NFL Draft.
This, especially after no Niners wideout crested more than 500 receiving yards last season.
One player on the long list of possible targets on days one and two is Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown who, according to The Athletic’s Matt Barrows, met with the 49ers from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Friday.
Players meet with a ton of teams, so this direct link isn’t anything close to an assurance San Francisco will aggressively target Brown this April. But if there’s one thing any team might like, it’s Brown’s own confidence in his abilities (h/t Barrows):
So, what else does Brown bring to the proverbial NFL Draft table? How can he wind up being a true difference maker for a team, like the 49ers, in need of production at his position? This year’s draft class is awfully deep at wide receiver, meaning Brown will have to separate himself from the pack during his NFL Scouting Combine workouts, interviews and pro day.
Still, his overall abilities make him enticing enough.
Let’s break it all down, both the positives and the negatives, while seeing if San Francisco’s reported interest actually has some merit to it.