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Ronald Blair-DE-Appalachian State-142nd Overall Pick

Jennifer Chan ‏@jenniferleechan 10m10 minutes ago

DE Ronald Blair is 6'2 284, and was named Sun Belt defensive player of the year in 2015.
I never heard of him, but when we selected him, i felt good about this one. I hated that robinson pick.
Originally posted by Buchy:
Mayock and Jeremiah were really high on him, Mayock graded him as a 3rd rounder.

I'm good with this, I think it will likely mean the end of TJE and probably Rush.

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might be my favorite pick of this draft so far!
Originally posted by NorthBay49er:
Chris Biderman ‏@ChrisBiderman 4m4 minutes ago

Ronald Blair: 6-2, 284, 34-inch arms, 51 games, 21 sacks, 53.5 tackles for loss. #49ers




Sounds like a beast

Looks like he can get into the backfield. Bring the chaos.
[ Edited by Young2Rice on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:33 AM ]
As another poster pointed out, Chip Kelly's high-tempo offense will mean our defense will need depth.

Hence, the premium on DBs and Defensive lineman. We need fresh bodies for this system to succeed!
we have so much depth at the DL.. unless he loses weight and becomes pass rusher..
Originally posted by Trath44:
Dude had 19 tackles for a loss last year as a 3-4 lineman...looks like he has some power and plays low, but he's short and slow. Probably meant to give some depth on the d line.

A rotational dlinemen. But I'm ok, because good rotational players are going to be important in chip's tenure.
This is the first good selection Baalke has made since Friday.
Originally posted by kazak13:
we have so much depth at the DL.. unless he loses weight and becomes pass rusher..

But they really dont. Williams and Dorsey are both injury prone and on short term deals. TJE is meh. Beyond that you have Purcell who is a backup and then you have Armstead, Buckner and Dial who are the likely starters. The backups will be playing a lot more snaps.

Where is this depth you speak of?



Don't be shocked if they go back to the Oregon well in the 7th and take their NT Balducci too.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:37 AM ]
He can play DE in a 3-4 and move inside in other packages. Has a motor, is strong and instinctive. He's just slow. Who cares about speed on the dline when your intellect and instincts have you where you need to be already?

Looks like a pretty good pick to me. Even if it's just as a rotational guy.

A defensive player that rocked #49 in college then was later drafted by the 49ers?



Worked out pretty well the last time that happened

"He might look like a drunken fool chasing a dollar on a string, but in that moment, the only thing on his mind is getting to the quarterback, and he's not the type of guy that's going to give up on a play."

Now that's a quote I can get behind. I like the pick.
[ Edited by Dicekiller on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:38 AM ]
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:
As another poster pointed out, Chip Kelly's high-tempo offense will mean our defense will need depth.

Hence, the premium on DBs and Defensive lineman. We need fresh bodies for this system to succeed!

Was just getting ready to say this. Until we find out how Kelly's defense will be in SF, IMO we can't have enough DLs and DBs.
I had him rated as a 1st round talent. Great selection.
[ Edited by DonnieDarko on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM ]
Hes 280, maybe they're gonna have him slim down to 265 and edge rush from the olb spot.in a 3-4 one of the lbs comes up to the line most of the time anyway
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