2017 DROY

By CJ Gilbert
Sep. 01, 2017

To be consider for this award you have to a dog-like mentality. You are an instant impact on defense for your team from the beginning. The 49ers were ranked dead last in defense last season. They gave up a whopping 406.4 total yards on average and giving up 30pts per game. But with that they addressed they're struggling defense in this years draft. One of those key additions was Reuben Foster. He's going to come in and instantly be the starting Right Outside Linebacker in Robert Saleh's 4-3 Defense. Foster needs no explanation. His career at Alabama was extensive. During his Junior year he had 73 total tackles with 7 pass deflections. His Senior season, he was explosive. He had 115 total tackles, 15 were a tackles for loss and he had five sacks. Foster was everywhere for The Tide. The 49ers are expecting no less from the first round pick. In the 3rd Preseason game, Foster led the team with eight tackles and five of those solo tackles. Also he had one tackle for loss. Week 3 of the Pre-season is the most comparable to a regular season game and Reuben Foster showed up against the Vikings. For this defense to go from worst to first is highly doubtful but this defense will be more respectable with Foster manning the charge.

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