Keep an eye on which players visit the 49ers before the draft.
Every year, every NFL team can host and interview up to 30 draft-eligible players at the team’s facility. Of those 30 players, the 49ers probably will draft two or three.
In 2018, the 49ers hosted pre-draft visits in Santa Clara for wide receiver Dante Pettis and middle linebacker Fred Warner before drafting Pettis in Round 2 and Warner in Round 3.
And in 2017, the 49ers hosted weak-side linebacker Reuben Foster, cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon, tight end George Kittle and quarterback Nick Mullens. Then, the 49ers drafted Foster in Round 1, Witherspoon in Round 3, Kittle in Round 5 and signed Mullens as an undrafted free agent.
This year, the list of players who will come to Santa Clara and meet the 49ers before the April 25-27 draft has begun to trickle out on the internet and in published reports.
Here are the names on that list: