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Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs to visit San Francisco 49ers, sources say

Maryland star wide receiver Stefon Diggs is scheduled to visit the San Francisco 49ers in early April, according to league sources.

The 49ers have been looking to add speed to their receiving corps and signed former Ravens and Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith to a five-year, $40 million contract this offseason. Smith has mentored Diggs.

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Diggs met with the Ravens and several other teams during the NFL scouting combine.

Diggs declared for the NFL draft following his junior season with the Terps. For his college career, he had 150 receptions for 2,227 yards and 14 touchdowns.

The former blue-chip recruit from Good Counsel ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds during the combine. Diggs' time was nearly as fast as New York Giants standout wide receiver Odell Beckham's 4.43 last year at the combine.

Diggs has been rated as a third-round draft target by analysts, but the fast time could boost his stock into second-round consideration.

Diggs led Maryland with 62 catches for 792 yards and five touchdowns last season and was named second-team All-Big Ten Conference despite suffering a lacerated kidney that sidelined him for two games before he returned for a bowl game against Stanford.

"I feel like I'm the best receiver in this class, or amongst the best receivers," Diggs said during the combine. "We have a good class coming out, and I feel I can compete with anybody. I believe in my ability and my mental toughness. I know I can pick up a playbook, like anybody can, and I can compete with anybody.

"I can produce, I'm going to make a lot of plays," he said. "I'm going to do everything I need to do. I work hard. I'm bringing my lunch pail and going to work every day, just like everybody else. I feel like I put in the time, so I'm not going to sell myself short and say I'm not the best receiver in this class."

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