The 49ers have announced that DeMarcus Cobb, son of the late Reggie Cobb, will announce the team's second-round pick of the 2019 NFL Draft alongside San Francisco alum Earl Cooper.
General manager John Lynch opened up his pre-draft media availability with a heartfelt message about the longtime scout. He spoke about the effect that Cobb had, not only in the 49ers building, but around the league as well.
"The outpouring from the league has just been unbelievable," Lynch said. "The scouts, the coaches, GMs. He touched the NFL community and I think far beyond that. We're finding out more and more each minute with the correspondence we're having with people."
Lynch also hinted that DeMarcus would be involved in honoring his father with the team in some form. They will also keep his seat in the draft room empty the entire weekend.
Cobb was the western regional scout for the 49ers for the past 11 seasons after spending six years with the Buccaneers as an area scout. He had a seven-season career in the NFL that included one year as a teammate of Lynch in Tampa Bay.
Lynch elaborated on how Cobb's work will influence how the 49ers draft evolves this week.
"Reggie's imprint will be on this draft," Lynch said. "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.
"We have enough cross checks and all that, that he'll have his imprint on this draft in some form or fashion. Certainly, by the way, he just had a spirit about him that was something special."