Foster was widely considered the best linebacker in this year’s draft but fell all the way to the 31st overall pick, where the 49ers traded up back into the first round to select the Alabama linebacker. Foster ranked as the fifth-best overall prospect and the top linebacker on the PFF draft big board.
Foster led all college linebackers last year with an overall PFF grade of 93.9 and also ranked first with a run-defense grade of 93.4, he also showed the ability to cover with an 86.5 coverage grade. His overall grade of 93.9 is the second-highest in the PFF college era (PFF began grading college in 2014).
He also led all draft-eligible linebackers with a run-stop percentage of 16.3, totalling 52 run stops on 320 run snaps (a stop is defined as anything that constitutes a “loss” for the offense).
Before an injury-shortened season last year, Dumervil had accumulated 55 or more QB pressures for four straight years.
The ex-Denver and Baltimore linebacker was injured for much of the 2016 season but is healthy for 2017.
CB K’Waun Williams is taking reps as the slot corner for the 49ers defense. PFF takes a look at his production in the slot before …
The cornerback is coming off of the lowest-graded season of his career, but still had skills to offer.
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