San Francisco is in need of a wide receiver, and the 6'6", 237-pounder would provide the franchise with an intriguing possibility, Fischer writes:
A former No. 1 overall recruit who displayed plenty of potential in the limited time he was on the field in college, the 6-foot-5, 237-pound pass catcher has drawn comparisons to everybody from Calvin Johnson to Julio Jones to Plaxico Burress.
While such talent would normally put a player automatically in the first round, there are several off-the-field issues Green-Beckham has to contend with that could cause him to fall until the second night of the draft.
Back in 2014, Green-Beckham was dismissed from Missouri after being the subject of a burglary and assault investigation by police in which he allegedly pushed a female down some stairs during the incident. He didn't face charges from the incident but did wind up transferring to Oklahoma, where he spent an entire season on the practice squad before declaring early for the draft. Throw in being arrested twice for marijuana-related incidents and there's plenty of research interested teams will want to do on "DGB" in order to determine if he's the right fit.
Green-Beckham is projected to be the No. 5 wide receiver taken in the draft, but he has a wide range of potential destinations on draft weekend. His size and talent could easily put him in the middle of the first round, where San Francisco could take him the No. 15 overall pick, but his off-field issues could drop him to the second round, where the 49ers would have to hope he'd be available at No. 46.
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