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49ers hosting Florida State LB Tatum Bethune on pre-draft visit

Apr 15, 2024 at 3:35 PM


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Former Florida State linebacker Tatum Bethune shared on Instagram that he is visiting the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara. He becomes the 15th known player to visit with the team. NFL teams can host up to 30 draft prospects on pre-draft visits.


Bethune transferred from UCF to Florida State in 2022. In 13 game appearances as a senior in 2023, he registered 70 tackles, including 5.5 for a loss, three passes defensed, and an interception, per Sports Reference.

Dane Brugler of The Athletic grades Bethune as a seventh-round draft pick or priority free agent.

"A run-and-hit player, Bethune is a violent striker with large hands, relentless play demeanor and better power in his frame than expected," Brugler wrote in his draft analysis of the linebacker. "Though he is consistently around the football, because of his warp processing speed, his positioning and balance will suffer at times, leaving him out-leveraged and falling off tackle attempts. Overall, Bethune is a fast-flow linebacker who plays with intent and coverage upside, but his aggressive nature will be used against him at the NFL level. He projects as an NFL backup and special teamer."

Throughout his collegiate career, Bethune recorded 339 tackles, including 28 for a loss, 7.5 sacks, 10 passes defensed, four interceptions, and two forced fumbles over five seasons.

The 5' 11 1/2" and 229-pound Bethune posted 16 reps on the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine. Additionally, he boasts an arm length of 32 3/8 inches and hands measuring 10 inches.

Visit our pre-draft tracker for a comprehensive overview of all reported formal and informal meetings between the 49ers and prospective NFL rookies.

The 2024 NFL Draft will take place in Detroit, Michigan, from Thursday, April 25, through Saturday, April 27.



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