Could the San Francisco 49ers be looking to take a page out of the San Diego Chargers' playbook? They just might as the Niners hosted Cal State Fullerton's Andre Hardy for a visit on Friday in Santa Clara after being one of seven teams at Hardy's workout in San Diego last week, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Hardy is a 6-foot-5, 244 pound former basketball player at Oral Roberts and Fullerton who is looking to play tight end in the NFL even though he hasn't played football since high school.
Still, Hardy has all the makings of a football player. He has the size plus he ran a 4.7-second 40-yard dash and has a 79-inch wingspan. With the success of the Chargers' Antonio Gates and the breakout season of Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, former basketball players converting into dominant tight ends with limited football backgrounds is something with a proven track record.
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