Brooks has finished each of the past three seasons with overall grades south of 60.0. His lowest overall grade ever in a season prior to this stretch was his rookie season in 2006 when he put up a 71.5 overall grade.
With the Bengals his first two seasons, Brooks was used as a middle/inside linebacker. In his rookie season in 2006, Brooks recorded a stop percentage of 9.6 percent, ranking 15th out of 48 inside linebackers that played at least 100 run snaps.
Brooks has shown to be competent in coverage, which he’ll likely need to do more of as a strong side linebacker. His coverage grade of 72.4 ranked fifth last year out of edge defenders with at least 100 coverage snaps.
San Francisco has a position battle at tight end, and rookie fifth-rounder George Kittle appears to be the favorite for a job.
San Francisco’s changes over the offseason could mean Arik Armstead doesn’t see as much time on passing downs.
Defensive lineman DeForest Buckner was an iron man for the 49ers last year. PFF looks at his production, including his impressive snap count.
The San Francisco rookie receiver should compete for slot work this season after strong numbers from the slot in college.
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