49ers must cross these 5 prospects off big board after poor NFL Combine

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Jermaine Waller, Virginia Tech Hokies
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49ers no-go prospect No. 4: Cornerback Jermaine Waller, Virginia Tech

It certainly wouldn’t hurt the 49ers to add not just one cornerback in the 2022 NFL Draft but two, accounting for the possible free-agent departures of veterans like Josh Norman and K’Waun Williams and the questionable abilities of returnees, Ambry Thomas and Deommodore Lenoir.

Day three might be the spot to land some sleepers, and Virginia Tech cornerback Jermaine Waller could have emerged as a possible target, especially after he showed some ballhawking attributes with four interceptions his final season with the Hokies.

Those hopes came to a crashing halt at the combine, though, when Waller struggled mightily in the 40-yard dash, running a sluggish 4.68 time and electing not to participate in any of the other drills.

Regardless of whether or not Waller is a zone or man corner, that kind of time will be a detriment on the field, and some might view the 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back as a special teams-only kind of player.

The Niners already have a number of those kinds of defensive backs in their arsenal, and they wouldn’t need another in Waller.