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AFFRO Est. 2006
FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1
Ricky Pearsall

WR SF

College: Florida | Rookie
Height: 0'0" | Weight: 0 lbs
Birth Date:
2024 Bye Week: 9

Rostered: 41.7%
Started: 0.4%
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0

Free Agent

2024 RTSports Outlook

The 49ers used their first pick in the draft on Pearsall, adding another weapon to an already high-powered offense. Pearsall should be a good fit, likely serving the slot role for the team. He is a good route runner that can make the tough catch in traffic. He can get pushed around in coverage a little, making him a better fit for the slot than the outside.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Pearsall might have a hard time getting consistent work but likely to blow up in this offense on occasion. He just has too much to compete with for targets right now to post really consistent numbers. Look for around 40 receptions for 500 yards and a few scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

The San Francisco 49ers raised a few eyebrows when they selected Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall in Round 1 of the NFL Draft. The move indicated one of Brandon Aiyuk or Deebo Samuel would be traded to make room for the rookie. However, no trade occurred and GM John Lynch insists both Aiyuk and Samuel will remain with the club. While that's great news for 49ers fans, it's bad news for Pearsall's redraft outlook. San Francisco rarely uses three wide receiver sets, and that leaves Pearsall as the odd man out. He's a good route runner, can hack it from all three receiver positions, and wins at all levels of the field. Pearsall is a talented player, but unless there's an injury to Aiyuk or Samuel, Pearsall figures to have a small role as a rookie. He's a better dynasty football investment than he is a redraft selection. Ranked as RotoBaller's WR77, Pearsall should be left undrafted in traditional redraft leagues, but managers should be ready to pounce on waivers if injuries strike the 49ers depth chart.

The San Francisco 49ers raised a few eyebrows when they selected Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall in Round 1 of the NFL Draft. The move indicated one of Brandon Aiyuk or Deebo Samuel would be traded to make room for the rookie. However, no trade occurred and GM John Lynch insists both Aiyuk and Samuel will remain with the club. While that's great news for 49ers fans, it's bad news for Pearsall's redraft outlook. San Francisco rarely uses three wide receiver sets, and that leaves Pearsall as the odd man out. He's a good route runner, can hack it from all three receiver positions, and wins at all levels of the field. Pearsall is a talented player, but unless there's an injury to Aiyuk or Samuel, Pearsall figures to have a small role as a rookie. He's a better dynasty football investment than he is a redraft selection. Ranked as RotoBaller's WR77, Pearsall should be left undrafted in traditional redraft leagues, but managers should be ready to pounce on waivers if injuries strike the 49ers depth chart.

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Player Notes
May 22 1:30am ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Ricky Pearsall has generated significant optimism throughout the beginning of OTAs. According to David Lombardi of The Athletic, Pearsall "looked good, caught several passes, and generated some real separation" during 7-on-7 work Tuesday. A first-round pick out of the University of Florida, Pearsall primarily caught passes from No. 1 quarterback Brock Purdy on Tuesday, suggesting the rookie could at least have some sort of role on offense in 2024. Fantasy managers can take a flier on him in dynasty leagues, but he's just too hard to trust in redraft formats at the moment.

From RotoBaller

Apr 30 2:40pm ET

With San Francisco 49ers wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel and Jauan Jennings on the roster, The Athletic's Matt Barrows and David Lombardi write that it's hard to envision rookie first-rounder Ricky Pearsall having a bi role in his rookie campaign in 2024. Pearsall can also return punts, but so does veteran Trent Taylor and fourth-rounder Jacob Cowing, so Pearsall will have to beat them both out to return punts this year. However, if there are any injuries to Aiyuk, Samuel or Jennings, Pearsall could be a major factor in San Fran's offense. The selection of the young receiver late in the first round seemed to be more of a pick for 2025 than for this year. Pearsall will probably need a year to adjust to the demands of the position, so he'll merely be a late-round flier for fantasy managers in rookie-only dynasty drafts this fall.

From RotoBaller

Apr 26 12:13am ET

Dynasty | The San Francisco 49ers drafted Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall with the 31st overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Dynasty Analysis: A major pre-draft riser, Pearsall ended up going late in round one to the San Francisco 49ers. It ends a crazy period where his workouts and a final review of his tape truly put Pearsall on the map. This is a great landing spot for him as well as it looks like the futures of both Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk could be in question. While some patience may be needed here, Pearsall will be used creatively in the offense and his draft stock should rise all the way up to the second round as a result.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Apr 21 10:30pm ET

New England Patriots director of scouting Eliot Wolf said he doesn't think the team currently has a wide receiver that "can beat the backside coverage every single time." The Patriots are most likely to draft their quarterback of the future with the No. 3 overall pick, but they could pair him with a receiver with their next pick at No. 34 overall. ESPN's Field Yates believes South Carolina's Xavier Legette, Florida State's Keon Coleman or Florida's Ricky Pearsall could all be good fits. Legette caught 71 passes for 1,255 yards and seven touchdowns last year and "has some of the best run-after-catch skills in the class," according to Yates. Coleman's size (6-foot-3, 213 pounds) makes him a top red-zone performer. Pearsall caught 65 passes for 965 yards and four touchdowns in 2023.

From RotoBaller

Mar 3 4:13pm ET

Dynasty | Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall seems to be on his way up in terms of rookie draft stock. Dynasty Analysis: Pearsall measures in at 6-1 and 189 pounds, then he posted a 42 inch vertical and ran a 4.41 in the 40, raising some eyebrows in the process. Pearsall posted a solid 65/965/4 line last year but his metrics show he may have some more potential at the next level. After a solid Senior Bowl week and a great combine week, Pearsall is rising on our rookie rankings as well. Be sure he's on your mid-round list for your upcoming rookie drafts.

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