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49ers take Fred Warner-OLB-BYU with Pick 70 in the 2018 NFL Draft

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Originally posted by socalniner:
Looks solid. I like the coverage skills.

He's basically another safety with his strong coverage skills. Love his closing speed to.
love this guy, favorite pick so far... once he locks in on the ball and decides to close its over
Is he big enough to play LB?
Yes, he's big enough to play LB.
Originally posted by Mertonschickendance:
Is he big enough to play LB?

He's 6'3
Originally posted by Mertonschickendance:
Is he big enough to play LB?

Uh, what? He's 6'3" 236. That's excellent size in today's NFL, especially when you factor in his speed and mobility.
Originally posted by Heroism:
John Lynch just referenced Fred's ability to play with great vision, awareness and click-and-close ability in zone coverage. Here's a play I highlighted demonstrating some of those abilities:

Originally posted by Heroism:
Still grinding Warner's tape and continue to find things that translate. The transition to off-ball LB might be slightly turbulent in run fits to start, but Warner is already exceptional in coverage. His zone awareness is impressive.

Plays such as this one translate to Saleh's defense. The football IQ here is outstanding. Protects the sticks w/ proper depth; Head on a swivel; Reads QB the entire way. A lot to like about Warner, and he fits the 49ers' athletic profile at LB.



If the 49ers defer on LB until late day 2/day 3, Warner is my guy.

I missed that early on , but pretty dang impressive Hero. Ok, really impressive...and well done.
But can he tackle?
Originally posted by socalniner:
But can he tackle?

Ask Joe Williams

[ Edited by Heroism on Apr 28, 2018 at 8:18 AM ]
Originally posted by jreff22:
How bad is the tackling? A LB with tackling issues scares the s**t out of me.
Originally posted by TheRickestRick:
Insane football IQ... keys in on plays before the ball is snapped, attacks the ball for turnovers when a guy is stood up, tracks down receivers in zone like a DB and anticipates rather than reacts. Hard not to like the pick.

Making me feel better a day later. Thx

People really weren't in favor of this pick? I wanted him badly if we didn't get Roquan. Him and (hopefully) Foster could become a dynamic duo.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by ninerfan4life:
Last time we drafted a middle linebacker in the 3rd round it turned out pretty good

Borland quit lol
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
This fkn dude flies around.



Thanks., Chaz. He's 236? Wow can he fly. And the wonderlick thing? He has terrific instincts for the ball. But runs like a 198 lb WR. Wow, i like mucho.

with the smarts, character, hard hitting...wonder if some of that (not the hitting) could rub off or osmose onto the guy he plays next to?
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Apr 28, 2018 at 8:39 AM ]
  • Koldo
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Only decent pick so far.
Originally posted by Koldo:
Only decent pick so far.

Aoart from McGinchey of course. Oh, and Pettis.
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Originally posted by Heroism:
Originally posted by Mertonschickendance:
Is he big enough to play LB?

Uh, what? He's 6'3" 236. That's excellent size in today's NFL, especially when you factor in his speed and mobility.

What? He's 236 not 206.
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