49ers NFL Draft: 5 prospects who will ace their 2022 combine workouts

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Jaquan Brisker, Penn State Nittany Lions
Nov 6, 2021; College Park, Maryland, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions safety Jaquan Brisker (1) during the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

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49ers prospect No. 1: S Jaquan Brisker, Penn State

San Francisco is probably hoping Penn State safety Jaquan Brisker doesn’t have that great of an NFL Scouting Combine, as it would cause his draft stock to go from the fringes of being a first-round selection into a bona fide Round 1 pick.

As such, Brisker is a prospect who could potentially slip in Round 2, largely depending on how he tests, but all the signs are pointing to the 6-foot-1, 204-pound defensive back having an outstanding showing.

It’s Brisker’s physicality and athleticism that shine the most when looking at his efforts on game tape, and there are no reasons to assume those won’t show up during his combine workouts.

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Nevertheless, the 49ers would probably be hoping a player like Brisker falls, should they be in a position where veteran strong safety Jaquiski Tartt departs via free agency and they feel as if there’s no other likable option to be had, either on the roster or elsewhere in the draft.

That might be a pipe dream, though, if Brisker tests as well as many think he will.

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