In 2009, Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree began to slide on draft day.
The San Francisco 49ers—who desperately needed a wideout—liked the value they were getting at No. 10 and decided to pull the trigger on the diva receiver.
Long story short, after a 71-day contract holdout, Crabtree finally went to work for the 49ers, catching his first pass in a 24-21 Week 7 loss at Houston.
The reason for the brief history lesson is simple. San Francisco is meeting with another diva wide receiver on Tuesday.
Per a report from Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, former Oklahoma State wideout Dez Bryant is in the Bay Area and will meet with the Niners today.
Chalk this up to San Francisco doing its due diligence. The 49ers currently own the 13th and 17th selections in the first round and there is a very good chance the 6’2”, 220-pound Bryant will be available when San Fran is on the clock.
However, with more pressing needs in the secondary (21st vs. pass in 2009), on the offensive line and at the quarterback position, its very unlikely San Francisco decides to take a shot on the controversial Bryant.
Not to mention the fact that Bryant is represented by agent Eugene Parker, the same guy who helped orchestrate the 71-day holdout for client Michael Crabtree last season.
Don’t think for a second the Niners forgot about that.
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