Former Georgia Tech wide receiver DeAndre Smelter has been drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 33rd pick in the fourth round.
Smelter started his career at Tech on the baseball diamond, spending his first few years at Tech with the team before switching focus solely to football. Smelter officially joined the football team prior to the 2013 season and after spring and fall practices was named the starter at wide receiver.
He had a good year in 2013, but his numbers in 2014 far exceeded those from 2013. This season, Smelter caught the ball 35 times for 715 yards and seven touchdowns. His 20.4 yards/catch average was a full four yards better than his average the previous year.
His numbers also could have been a lot better had he not torn his ACL in the last regular season game against in-state rival uga.
More information about Smelter can be found in his scouting report, written by Tyler Duke, here.
With the exception of Anquan Boldin, the 49ers don't have much at receiver, so Smelter should be able to come in fairly quickly after his injury and be able to get plenty of playing time. He'll also be joining an offense that has shown some similarities to Tech's in years past.