The 49ers are checking out tight ends in the upcoming draft, including McNeese State's Nic Jacobs, who began is college career at LSU. The 6-5, 265-pound Jacobs will visit the Cardinals and 49ers, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt. He had 32 catches for 453 yards and four touchdowns last season.

The team also hosted this week Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, who mostly was used as a blocker in the Hawkeye's offense. The 6-5, 265-pound Fiedorowicz looked good at the Senior Bowl this year and bench pressed 225 pounds 25 times at the scouting combine.

The 49ers used a second-round pick last year on tight end Vance McDonald, who is expeced to pair with Vernon Davis in two-tight end sets this season. Their blocking tight end has been Garrett Celek. Derek Carrier also filled in at the position last season. The 49ers are eying him as an H-back.