How the 49ers 2018 Rookie Class Performed at the NFL Combine

The San Francisco 49ers along with the rest of the league's coaches, general managers and scouts have made their way to Indianapolis for the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. This marks the third year of John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan's ongoing rebuild of the 49ers roster.

The 49ers coaching staff got a head start in evaluating players who competed in last month's Senior Bowl. Now San Francisco can further evaluate the nation's top draft-eligible players through specialized workouts, interviews and physical examinations.

As the latest crop of NFL hopefuls gear up for the biggest job interview of their lives, let's look back at how the 49ers 2018 draft class performed during their combine last year.

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40-yard Dash Bench Vertical Broad Jump 3 Cone 20-yard Shuttle 60-yard Shuttle
T Mike McGlinchey --- 24 28.5 105 --- --- ---

McGlinchey earned a 5.95 prospect grade out of a possible 10 with the label "chance to become an NFL starter." McGlinchey went on to start all 16 games in San Francisco and was one of the most dominant run blocking tackles this season according to Pro Football Focus.

*Did Not Attend (ankle injury)

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Rookie 40-yard Dash Bench Vertical Broad Jump 3 Cone 20-yard Shuttle 60-yard Shuttle
LB Fred Warner 4.64 21 38.5 119 6.9 4.28 11.77

NFL Draft analyst Lance Zierlein said Warner's "size, speed and workout at the combine may play into his draft value more heavily than many other prospects." Warner finished 12th in the league and third among rookies with 124 tackles. He also posted one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 2018.

*Did Not Attend

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Rookie 40-yard Dash Bench Vertical Broad Jump 3 Cone 20-yard Shuttle 60-yard Shuttle
DL Kentavius Street 4.87 28 --- --- --- --- ---

Street was placed on reserve/Non-Football Injury list in 2018 while recovering from an ACL tear suffered during a pre-draft workout. Since, he has been cleared to resume practicing and is expected to be fully cleared by OTAs.

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Rookie 40-yard Dash Bench Vertical Broad Jump 3 Cone 20-yard Shuttle 60-yard Shuttle
CB D.J. Reed Jr. 4.51 11 36.5 --- --- --- ---

Reed began his season as a return specialist, however injuries in the secondary thrust him into roles at free safety and nickel corner. Reed went on to appear in 15 games, making two starts.

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Rookie 40-yard Dash Bench Vertical Jump Broad Jump 3 Cone 20-yard Shuttle 60-yard Shuttle
S Marcell Harris --- 16 --- --- --- --- ---

Harris skipped all on-field workouts due to an Achilles tear in 2017. He spent the first half of his rookie season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, however managed to return for the final eight games of the season. He was inserted into the starting safety role over the 49ers final five games of the season and averaged 5.8 tackles during that time span.

*Did Not Attend

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Rookie 40-yard Dash Bench Vertical Broad Jump 3 Cone 20-yard Shuttle 60-yard Shuttle
WR Richie James Jr. 4.48 6 33.5 122 6.87 4.16 11.44

James appeared in 13 games and made two starts as a rookie. He was named to ESPN's All-Rookie Team as a returner as he averaged 25.2 yards per kick return in 2018. As a receiver, James totaled 130 yards on nine receptions, one touchdown and averaged 14.4 yards per reception.

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