Like fellow Stanford draft Joshua Garnett last year, Solomon Thomas likely will be unable to take part in the 49ers’ spring practices because his classes still will be in session.
Most colleges and universities hold commencement ceremonies in May, so most of the 49ers’ rookies will be able to practice Tuesday through Thursday, the first of nine OTA sessions the team will hold over the next few weeks.
Stanford, however, is on the quarter system, so Thomas, the No. 3 pick in the draft, may not be able to join teammates until June. The 49ers’ final minicamp of the spring ends on June 15.
“We have our iPads,” he said. “I’ll be able to watch film from that.”
All rookies are allowed to participate in a rookie minicamp, which for the 49ers began on Friday. He was issued No. 96 and told he will be lining up at “big end,” which plays on the strong-side of the alignment and a position he played a lot at Stanford.
Tryout players — Among the 56 players trying out for the 49ers this weekend are Thomas’ Stanford teammates Conrad Ukropina, a kicker, and safety Dallas Lloyd. UC Davis tight end Nehemiah Winston also is on hand. All three of those players also worked out at the 49ers’ local pro day last month.