San Francisco 49ers Possibly Considering Penn State’s Brent Brackett as a WR?

April 6, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers have hosted Penn State tight end Brett Brackett for a private workout. With Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker and Nate Byham on the roster, and Davis fresh off signing a five-year contract extension, one can only wonder if they have other plans for Brackett.
The 49ers' two current starting WRs are shorter than 6'2", and the only WR currently on the roster that is 6'3" or taller is Dominique Ziegler, who battled injuries last year after his first campaign of besting the practice squad for a roster spot.
Having a tall, physical receiver is key in developing a young QB, and even the likes of Alex Smith posted a 113.8 QB rating for 2010 when targeting the 49ers' tallest starting pass catcher in Vernon Davis.
In 2010 at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh used freshman TE Zach Ertz, who is listed as the same size as Brackett, in short yardage situations. Ertz only had 16 catches all year, but five went for TDs.
The 6'6", 247-pound Brackett played WR at Penn State, ...

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