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Five East-West Shrine Game prospects who will interest 49ers

West Texas A&M defensive end Ethan Westbrooks (6-4, 264) was the Defensive MVP of the Shrine Game after recording two sacks and being a consistent disruption behind the line. The Oakland native was the 2012 NCAA Division II Defensive Player of the Year.
West Texas A&M defensive end Ethan Westbrooks (6-4, 264) was the Defensive MVP of the Shrine Game after recording two sacks and being a consistent disruption behind the line. The Oakland native was the 2012 NCAA Division II Defensive Player of the Year.
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College all-stars squared off in the 89th edition of the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday and fans must wonder which players will wind up on the San Francisco 49ers off-season roster.

With the combine, pro days and draft on the horizon, there was NFL talent to be seen today at Tropicana Field in St. Petersberg, Fla.

But what do the 49ers need?

After all San Francisco is in the NFC Championship Game for the third consecutive year under head coach Jim Harbaugh, but a team's window closes fast and injuries are part of life in the NFL meaning general manager Trent Baalke and the scouting department are endlessly looking at players.

The 49ers struck gold in the 2011 draft, blew it in 2012 and rebounded in 2013.

Fortunately, San Francisco seems destined to have 13 draft choices (including compensatory picks) for the second straight year.

Here are five players from the Shrine Game who could interest the 49ers come April.

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