49ers to train hometown defenseman and fifth-round son: Report – Home


Getty The 49ers gather during the NFC divisional round game against the Packers on January 22, 2022.

Not only is this the time for in-person interviews or online meetings via Zoom for NFL teams, including the San Francisco 49ers ahead of the NFL Draft, but it’s also the time for private workouts.

And for a defender who happens to be the son of a former NFL defensive end prospect in Oklahoma and a former fifth-round draft pick by the Atlanta Falcons, he doesn’t have to travel far to join the 49ers for training.

You only need to travel south on Interstate 880 to be exact.

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Who will train soon for the 49ers

According to Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson on Tuesday night, April 12, California Berkeley’s Cameron Goode will soon have a private workout with the 49ers on Thursday.

Wilson adds that the imposing and versatile Goode visited on prospect day with the Houston Texans and has had visits with the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins as part of his pre-draft tour.

Goode’s Oklahoma and NFL ties

For Sooner fans, James Goode may ring a bell.

While he’s the father of 6-foot-4, 240-pound outside linebacker/edge rusher Cameron, James Goode also knows all about the words “Boomer Sooner.” He also knows what it’s like to win at Norman.

James Goode was defensive end for legendary head coach Barry Switzer from 1986 to 1990. He was a redshirt rookie when the Sooners defeated No. 9 Arkansas in the Orange Bowl. The following season, he and the Sooners fell 20-14 to Miami for the national title.

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On April 23, 1991, the former winger became the first player selected on the second day of the Draft: ranking 114th overall during a time when the draft lasted 12 rounds.

James Goode was in an NFL Draft class that featured names like second-rounder Brett Favre (who was briefly teammates with him in Atlanta), future Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, second-rounder 49ers and future Super Bowl winner Ricky Watters and Hall of Fame cornerback Aeneas Williams (third round).

James Goode never got a chance to start or play for a Jerry Glanville-led Falcons team. But he was a brief teammate of Andre Rison and another future Hall of Famer named Deion Sanders (who also won his first Super Bowl as a 49er in the 1994 season).

The Golden Bear battled obstacles and took on NFL talent

Goode was one of the last Sonny Dykes-era recruits at Berkeley, joining Cal’s class of 2016.

That class of 2016 featured future NFL talent in cornerback Camryn Bynum (Minnesota Vikings, fourth round in 2021 draft), linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk (Washington Commanders, has played in 26 NFL games after going undrafted in the 2019 draft) and inside linebacker Evan Weaver (sixth round to the Arizona Cardinals in the 2021 draft).

He also battled two season-ending injuries in the next two seasons. He was limited to eight games in the 2017 season and then in 2018, he gave up a career pick six against North Carolina, but suffered a season-ending lower body injury in that same game.

But 2019 saw the versatility and attacking mode that Cal had been waiting to see for a full season. Goode had 9.5 sacks, including the bottom of the last three games with five. Between the signal callers he lunged and collapsed twice? Future Texans starting quarterback Davis Mills.

As he navigated the coronavirus era, Goode delivered team-highs of 8 tackles for loss and 3 sacks in the abbreviated 2020 campaign. One of those sacks came against rival Stanford:

Cal LB Cameron Goode stands up in a Bear front for the, um, Bears. He has speed/length to mess up plays from behind + flashes quick passing ability like on this play. He also handles short-area coverage, making him a potential NFL starter with a 3-4 lead. #SnapScout22 pic.twitter.com/IeBmVUEgtC

— Chad Reuter (@chad_reuter) May 21, 2021

He delivered his best outing against eventual Pac-12 champion Oregon: seven tackles, 1.5 sacks and pounced on two fumbles.

Then, in his final college campaign, Goode would finish with 45 tackles and 7 sacks, including this one:

Goode finished his career earning All Pac-12 second-team honors. But then he managed to impress NFL scouts at Cal’s Pro Day with a 39-inch vertical jump:


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49ers to train hometown defenseman and fifth-round son: Report – Home