2021 NFL Draft: 5 Senior Bowl prospects climbing up SF 49ers radar

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Amari Rodgers, Clemson Tigers
American wide receiver Amari Rodgers of Clemson (3) Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 2: Wide Receiver Amari Rodgers, Clemson

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San Francisco doesn’t necessarily need a wide receiver in this year’s NFL Draft. After all, they have two promising players on the rise, Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.

Yet the SF 49ers are poised to lose two depth receivers to free agency this offseason, Kendrick Bourne and Trent Taylor, and all one has to do is think what Kyle Shanahan would pay most attention to during the game.

Yup, a wide receiver.

Out of the bunch who participated in the Senior Bowl, few made as big an impact both during practices and in the game as Clemson’s Amari Rodgers.

The 5-foot-10 Rodgers ran an excellent route on a 15-yard touchdown, first cutting to the outside before working back in against some tight coverage.

It’s that kind of shiftiness and elusiveness Shanahan and the SF 49ers would love to add to their ranks.

Like the offensive line, this year’s draft is pretty deep with wide receivers, too, and Rodgers still might be nothing more than a mid-round pick, although one could make the assumption he winds up going in Round 3 now without question.