49ers to honor longtime scout Reggie Cobb throughout draft weekend

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Longtime San Francisco 49ers scout Reggie Cobb, who died last week at the age of 50, will be honored throughout the NFL draft by the 49ers.

The team announced on Tuesday that his son, DeMarcus, will announce the 49ers second-round draft pick on Friday.

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Not only will his son announce one of the team’s picks, but a seat in the 49ers draft room will be left empty throughout the draft weekend to honor Cobb. Cobb spent 11 seasons as a scout for the 49ers and previously spent seven seasons in the NFL as a running back.

The pick is particularly fitting as Cobb was drafted in the second round of the 1990 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In his pre-draft news conference 49ers general manager John Lynch noted that despite Cobb’s death, the draft will have his fingerprints all over it.

Lynch said, “Reggie’s imprint will be on this draft. He worked incredibly hard, as he always did in the preparation for it. I’d love nothing more than to be able to take a player that he scouted hard.”

The 2019 NFL draft kicks off on Thursday, April 25.

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