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17 Jalen Hurd WR

San Francisco 49ers

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49ers' Jalen Hurd: Getting look at tight end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Kyle Shanahan said the 49ers plan to convert Hurd (knee) to a "move" tight end at some point in the future, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

That's pretty much the same thing Hurd's coach at Baylor, Matt Rhule, decided to do last season, when the 6-foot-5, 226-pounder was deployed as an oversized slot receiver. While the third-round pick might initially struggle to earn snaps on a 49ers tight-end depth chart already occupied by George Kittle, Garrett Celek and second-round rookie Kaden Smith, Hurd is a former five-star running back prospect who has the versatility to find the field at a number of different spots. The bigger concern for him is his recovery from December knee surgery, though there hasn't been any indication he's at risk of missing training camp.

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49ers' Jalen Hurd: Heading to San Francisco
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers selected Hurd (knee) in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 67th overall.

Hurd is one of the more interesting skill position prospects in this class, having started his career as a blue-chip running back at Tennessee before reinventing himself as a big slot receiver at Baylor. At 6-foot-4 6/8 and 226 pounds with good speed, Hurd is too big for slot corners and too quick for linebackers in coverage. San Francisco already nabbed South Carolina's Deebo Samuel in the second round, so Hurd will have his work cut out for him in terms of carving out a role as a rookie.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/227
Birthdate:
1/23/1996
Age:
23
Hometown:
USA
School:
Baylor
NFL Experience:
0
Awards: