General manager Trent Baalke, always on guard as it is, becomes particularly locked down this time of year.
But he had no problem this week revealing the top trait the 49ers are eyeing when they study available wide receivers. After all, it’s quite obvious what the 49ers need more than anything.
"I think it's no mystery we're looking for guys that can run and get down the field," Baalke said at the NFL Scouting Combine.
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Miami speedster Phillip Dorsett (5 foot 10, 185 pounds) revealed Friday he had a formal interview with the 49ers. Dorsett lived up to his end of the bargain with an unofficial time of 4.33 seconds in the 40-yard dash. It was the fastest time among the first group of wideouts to work out on Saturday.
Last year, the 49ers selected Bruce Ellington in the fourth round. Ellington ran an official time of 4.45 seconds.
Dorsett played four seasons of college football. He averaged 24.2 yards per reception on 36 catches with 10 touchdowns last season. NFLDraftScout.com has Dorsett rated as a second- or third-round prospect.