The Reese’s Senior Bowl took place Saturday in Mobile, Ala. with many talent evaluators and media members meticulously watching how players perform leading up to April’s NFL draft.

The 49ers have nine selections and appear to have their quarterback situation solidified with Jimmy Garoppolo. The personnel staff will likely turn its attention to other needs, including cornerback, pass rusher, running back, offensive line and receiver.

With that in mind, here are the winners and losers from the South team’s 45-16 win over the North squad, as well as how it affects the 49ers draft process…

Winner: San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny

Penny was the NCAA’s leading rusher with 2,248 yards rushing, but he spent his week in Mobile underwhelming evaluators. Penny has ideal size for a three-down running back at 5-foot-11 and 224 pounds, but he came to the Senior Bowl needing to answer questions about his ability as a receiver out of the backfield after recording just 19 receptions for 135 receiving yards in 2017.

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The 49ers are facing a free-agency decision regarding starting running back Carlos Hyde and could be looking to replace him in April’s draft. Penny didn’t separate himself in practice like many hoped, but he’s an absolute gamer. When it’s game time, Penny has no problem producing. He tallied 137 scrimmage yards in Saturday’s game and will be a Day 2 selection in April’s draft that the 49ers should consider adding to second-year backs Matt Breida and Joe Williams.

Loser: South Carolina CB JaMarcus King

King was given most of the starter’s reps throughout practice and to begin Saturday’s game for the North defense. Unfortunately, he struggled against most receivers throughout the week and his play on Saturday was similarly unimpressive. King is a wildly inconsistent player who was beaten easily on multiple plays, but also broke up a pass that led to a North team interception in the red zone.

King (6-4, 182) has good size with 32 ½-inch arms and could easily bulk up in an NFL weight room. But he needed to impress while in Mobile and he did just the opposite. The cornerback group lacked top-tier talent, aside from North Carolina’s M.J. Stewart, and was a perfect opportunity for players to step up and garner interest ahead of February’s combine. King moved his stock in the wrong direction.

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