49ers 2021 NFL Draft big board: Best-fit prospects for all 7 rounds

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Chase Lucas, Arizona State Sun Devils
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49ers Round 5 prospects

Team needs

The team will continue to look at providing depth and possible starting competition for areas of need while also looking for potential bargains. The 49ers have three selections in Round 5, so a few of these prospects could be on the cards.

You could also see other positions come into play here that can stand for more depth.

T.J. Vasher, Wide Receiver, Texas Tech

Sometimes you just have to take a home-run swing, and T.J. Vasher certainly applies here.

Vasher is 6-foot-6 and 210 pounds, and has the skill to back up his size. The big problem is his character concerns that caused Texas Tech to demote him to being a backup.

If he cleans up his act, he could be a big steal as the 49ers’ version of D.K. Metcalf.

Chase Lucas, Cornerback, Arizona State

An undersized but talented cornerback prospect, Chase Lucas has to bulk up for the NFL but has some definite skills as a defensive back.

At worst, he should be a solid special teams prospect.

Quintin Morris, Tight End/Wide Receiver, Bowling Green State

An intriguing hybrid prospect who can either be a candidate to be the fix for a big wide receiver or as a potential backup tight end, Quintin Morris could be an intriguing protégé for George Kittle.

Morris was productive at Bowling Green State and while not a great blocker, he is a strong and athletic receiver. The 49ers do want to run a lot more plays with two mismatches at tight end, and Morris has that potential if he can be coached up.

Jahad Woods, Linebacker, Washington State

An undersized but talented linebacker with a nose for making players, Jahad Woods does have some intriguing potential to be a starter in the pros.

Woods has been very productive, and could serve to be a backup at worst.

Adrian Ealy, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma

A sleeper prospect who can play either tackle position in the NFL, Adrian Ealy held his own as a left tackle at Oklahoma and could be a project for teams to develop.

Offensive line depth is key for the 49ers, and Ealy could begin his career as a backup and potential successor to Trent Williams.

Joe Sculthorpe, Guard/Center, N.C. State

Joe Sculthorpe could stand to get stronger for the NFL, but he’s a versatile interior lineman prospect who had a good career with the Wolfpack.

He’ll appeal to San Francisco, given its preference for linemen who can play multiple positions.