Ryan Kessenich is in his fourth season with the 49ers as an area scout. He joined San Francisco after spending 2018 as a consultant of Northwestern University's football team and the Reese's Senior Bowl.
Kessenich previously worked with the Chicago Bears as a pro/college scout (2013-14) and a national college scout (2015-17). In his roles, he evaluated top college players throughout the country and worked in multiple aspects of draft preparation. Prior to joining the Bears, Kessenich spent four seasons (2009-12) as a Midwest area college scout with the Kansas City Chiefs.