NFL Draft 2016: 49ers select DeForest Buckner with No. 7 pick


The San Francisco 49ers were looking to pick up a big player in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft and after they lost out on a quarterback, they went to the other side of the ball. They went with a former Oregon Duck and selected defensive end DeForest Buckner.

This does not come as a huge surprise as new head coach Chip Kelly loves to take former Ducks. Taking a pig player like Buckner is a big pickup for the 49ers.

During his career with the Ducks, DeForest Buckner recorded 36 tackles for loss and 18 sacks. His six-foot-seven frame should help him be a dominant piece in their front seven.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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