Best, Gerhart not expected at 49ers pro day

The 49ers are holding their local pro day today. This is not a day for the top local players to show their stuff. Players such as running backs Toby Gehart (Stanford) or Jahvid Best (Cal) or defensive standouts Syd’Quan Thompson or Tyson Alualu (both from Cal) are not expected to attend, according to a variety of league sources.

 

This is the day that the 49ers get a close look at such players as Bobby Guillory. Who?

Guillory is from Vallejo. He went to school at Central Missouri, a university the 49ers mined several years ago for Delanie Walker. Guillory is under the radar screen of most draftniks. He’s 5-foot-9, 180 pounds. He was not invited to the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.

 

But Guillory, as you can see, has some speed and skills that were used as a wide receiver and return specialist, as well as the “Wild Mule” — their version of the “Wildcat.” With a good showing today, perhaps the 49ers will give him a shot – either with a late-round draft pick or as an undrafted free agent.

 

There are expected to be more than 20 players show up today. The 49ers are not disclosing the list of attendees, so the entire list is not known.

 

But another player who will be trying to make a favorable impression is Verran Tucker, a wide receiver from Cal. He’s 6-2, 200 pounds. He sustained a hamstring strain during the practice week at the East-West Shrine Game, and was not able to work out at the combine. He had 47 catches for 785 yards and four TDs, averaging 16.7 yards per catch and 37.4 receiving yards per game in 21 games at Cal after transferring from El Camino junior college.

 

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The 49ers are pacing a veteran player through a workout today. Outside linebacker/defensive end Travis LaBoy is healthy from a foot injury that kept him out in 2009. He is working out for the 49ers. The Jets remain interested in signing LaBoy, who also has workouts scheduled with Miami on Friday and New England next week.

 

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An alert reader points out my post yesterday about David Baas signing his tender had a comma incorrectly in the spot where a decimal point would’ve been more appropriate. So, just to clear up any questions . . . no, David Baas did not sign a one-year tender worth 1 billion, 226 million dollars.

 

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