49ers Showing Major Interest In Star XFL Wide Receiver

Jahcour Pearson, 49ers
NFL Analysis Network

The San Francisco 49ers have one of the most impressive groups of skill position players in the NFL. The lineup is littered with All-Pros in running back Christian McCaffrey, tight end George Kittle and wide receiver Deebo Samuel. Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk and running back Elijah Mitchell are no slouches either.

While that is a lot of talent to have, the 49ers’ front office and coaching staff are always looking for improvements. Even the strongest rosters could always use a little bit of tweaking, and some help could be on the horizon.

According to Jordan Schultz of The Score, the 49ers are bringing in wide receiver Jahcour Pearson for a second workout. Pearson may not be a household name, but he will garner some attention as one of the standouts of the recently completed XFL season.

Pearson played for the Seattle Sea Dragons during the 2023 season and played at a very high level. He won the XFL Offensive Player of the Year award, catching 60 passes for 670 yards and four touchdowns.

Pearson played collegiately for five seasons, starting at Western Kentucky for four seasons before finishing up at Ole Miss. He played in three games in 2020 before opting to go into the transfer portal, which landed him in Oxford. 

In 40 games between Western Kentucky and Ole Miss, he caught 131 passes for 1,464 yards and seven touchdowns. Oddly enough, all seven of those touchdowns came during the 2019 season with the Hilltoppers.

Standing 5’9” and weighing 180 pounds, Pearson would likely profile as a slot receiver in the NFL should he make the 49ers. He has some pedigree as a former three-star recruit and spent time last year with the New York Giants in their rookie minicamp before being drafted by the Sea Dragons for the 2023 XFL season.

Given how well Pearson played in the XFL, it should be no surprise that NFL teams are bringing him in for workouts. The 49ers would be a nice landing spot for him, even on the practice squad, as there could be some long-term openings at the wide receiver position.