49ers meet virtually with Auburn safety and special teams ace

Kyle Madson
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The 49ers need to find some depth at safety. Any player safety on the roster who’s going to fill a reserve spot on the depth chart is going to need to contribute on special teams. That makes Auburn’s Jordyn Peters an intriguing player for San Francisco. The 49ers were among a slew of teams to have virtual meetings with Peters according to the Draft Wire’s Justin Melo.

Peters was never super productive for the Tigers with 101 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, one interception and eight pass breakups in four seasons. However, he blocked five kicks and showed off big-time explosiveness at his Pro Day.

A good athlete who can contribute on special teams is the type of player the 49ers would target as a late-round pick or undrafted free agent. Peters has tools to carve out a role, but he’s not the level of prospect teams are going to seek out as a long-term answer in the secondary. However, his ability to play special teams could land him a job in the league for a long time.