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

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Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati Bearcats
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49ers no-go prospect No. 1: EDGE Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati

There might have been a time where Cincinnati EDGE Myjai Sanders would have been a good-quality 49ers draft prospect.

Perhaps not so much anymore.

Sanders was coming off a down year in 2021 by recording just 2.5 sacks, but the hope for scouts was the 6-foot-5, 228-pound prospect could revert back to the kind of player he was the previous season when he recorded seven sacks and looked like he’d be a surefire first-round target.

Well, that draft projection probably just went out the window after his poor NFL Scouting Combine.

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Sanders appeared out of shape during his workouts, and his 40-yard dash was a painfully slow 4.67 time, followed by an unimpressive 33-inch vertical.

The Niners would love to have a promising rookie pass-rusher to pair with EDGE Nick Bosa heading into 2022, but the early signs from Sanders suggest he won’t be that kind of impact player anytime soon.

San Francisco should probably invest what’ll likely be a late day-two pick on what would be used on Sanders for someone else.

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