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Jalen Hurd Drafted in the 3rd Round by the 49ers

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NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Baylor Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor Wide Receiver Jalen Hurd was drafted yesterday in the 3rd round of the NFL draft by the San Fransisco 49ers.

Given his past as a 5* RB who transferred mid-season, Hurd was always going to be a polarizing and enigmatic prospect. But he proved that he is a capable slot WR.

NCAA Football: Baylor at Texas John Gutierrez-USA TODAY Sports

He is never going to be a deep threat, but at 6’5 with a strong frame, the 49ers should use him as a flex weapon who can be a reliable chain-mover.

Hurd described himself as “the most versatile player to come out of the draft in the past 15-20 years.” I know he’ll have a lot of Baylor fans behind him.

The Bears could have a couple more players drafted, probably CB Derrek Thomas or DE Greg Roberts.