After doing a number of San Francisco 49ers seven round mock drafts, I decided that it was time to look deeper and delve into the world of potential undrafted rookie free agents. I have picked out five college players that are likely to go undrafted who the Niners could sign. It is a little heavy on Mountain West players but it is the conference I am most familiar with. Rookie free agents can contribute, look at Tony Romo, Antonio Gates and James Harrison.
Perrilloux is the kind of QB that the 49ers need to look at out of the 2010 class. Right now they have all three roster spots filled so they need a QB that they can store away and develop on the practice squad as a backup plan. He has decent size at 6'2", is athletic and has good arm strength. After quite a few bad decisions, Perrilloux seems to have finally put things together. Last year at Jacksonville State he threw 23 TDs to only two INTs.
Marinelli was first team all Pac-10 in 2009 at RT, the position that San Francisco most needs to fill. He is 6'7" 301lbs but still ran his 40 yard dash in 5.07 seconds. He may sneak into the seventh round but if not the Niners would have a leg-up in signing him because of the local connection.
The all-time receptions leader in the Mountain West Conference and all-time UNLV leader in receptions and receiving yards. Wolfe is a reliable receiver who will get the tough catches for first downs. Would work great in the slot where the NIners need WR help.
Turner is a bigger RB at 6'1" and 225 lbs. and could give the 49ers a low risk option as a short yardage back. He had 11 TDs and 700 rushing yards at TCU last year while splitting time with Matthew Tucker.
Tonga is a talented receiver as a fullback but is a little unpolished as a blocker but he has the talent to be a great blocker with proper coaching. Running backs coach, Tom Rathman was a talented fullback himself and should be able to help with that. He also wants to block for Frank Gore so that should give the Niners an advantage in signing him.
Thanks to Blaine Spence for the link!