49ers: 5 Canadian sleeper prospects to target in 2021 NFL Draft

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49ers Target No. 3: Is there such thing as too many receivers? Josh Palmer hopes not

San Francisco missed out on adding a couple of veteran receivers in free agency, including a reunion with now-Buffalo Bills wideout Emmanuel Sanders. But with Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk, the team isn’t in a rush to overpay for someone.

Josh Palmer, Brampton ONT, can easily be the third receiver the team is lacking in the wake of Kendrick Bourne signing with the New England Patriots. Palmer, the University of Tennessee product, stands at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, and he’s noticeably quick.

Palmer upped his draft stock at the Senior Bowl but is still projected to be a mid-draft selection.

The Canadian receiver can potentially be the Sanders the 49ers need. With Samuel and Aiyuk running all the diversion plays and jet sweeps, Palmer can be the deep one-on-one threat the offense could use.

Jeremiah  predicts he could be a third- or fourth-round selection:

"I like Josh Palmer. To me, he’s like a third, fourth round receiver who can really get vertical. He’s one of the few guys who actually beat University of Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II down the field this year, he had a touchdown against him. Really good Senior Bowl week — a lot of 50-50-ball wins. Third, fourth round for Josh."

Palmer is also listed as one of the top CFL recruits, but there’s a strong chance the team who drafts him will only be taking his rights and not his playing time.