The San Francisco 49ers signed former second-round pick Obi Melifonwu to a reserve / future contract in early January. In late January, they met Melifonwu’s brother Ifeatu, a cornerback from Syracuse, at the Senior Bowl, according to Draft Wire’s Justin Melo. Melifonwu told Melo that his meeting with San Francisco was great.
The 21 year old is a great size for his position at 6-3, 213 pounds. In three seasons with the Orange, he played 29 games and managed quite a bit of productivity. During his three seasons, he scored 88 tackles, 5.0 tackles against loss, 1.0 sacks, three interceptions and 23 pass breakups.
His older brother Obi was a Raiders second choice in the 2017 draft after blowing the combine out of the water with incredible athletic test numbers. The younger Melifonwu is also a great athlete. He played basketball, lacrosse, and ran the track while also playing on the high school soccer team.
A tall, athletic cornerback is certainly something the San Francisco front office will be keeping an eye on in the drafting, and it wouldn’t be crazy to see the two Melifonwu brothers in camp with the 49ers.