Does this news make you think the 49ers are more or less likely to draft Mathieu, and why?
The 49ers need a slot cornerback, and Mathieu is one of the best ones in the draft. He probably could cover the slot for the Niners from Day 1. He’s currently projected to be drafted in the second round.
A couple of days ago, the Bee reported the 49ers will host West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin in a month. I wrote a column for Yahoo! Sports on the likelihood or unlikelihood of the 49ers trading up in the first round for him. To read it, click here.