5 hidden-gem sleepers 49ers must target on Day 3 of 2022 NFL Draft

Spencer Burford (#74), UTSA Roadrunners (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
Spencer Burford (#74), UTSA Roadrunners (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M
Jalen Wydermyer #85 of the Texas A&M Aggies (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) /

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49ers prospect No. 3: Jake Wydermyer, Tight End, Texas A&M

The Niners have been in the market for a second mismatch at tight end to pair with George Kittle. Jalen Wydermyer is a bit of an outlier on this list, as his skills are very well known, but he has some behavioral concerns that are causing his stock to drop.

Wydermyer had 40 catches for 515 yards and four touchdowns during the year. Texas A&M didn’t have the best quarterback play this season, so the numbers could have been better with a more solid passing offense.

Wydermyer is sliding down draft boards for two reasons. The first was a very poor combine (his 40-yard time clocked in at 5.03 seconds), but the second reason is more important as teams have questions about his maturity.

Combined, these circumstances have turned Wydermyer from potentially the first tight end off the board to someone who may not be drafted at all.

But there’s still talent worth taking a late flier on. He can block just fine, runs very good routes and has good hands. He doesn’t have elite speed, but he could be an excellent second tight end.

Wydermyer is a risk, but he could be worth it.