49ers’ Draft SS Jaquiski Tartt In Second-Round (No. 46)


The San Francisco 49ers stayed on the defensive side of the ball in the second-round (No. 46) to select Samford product SS Jaquiski Tartt.

A small-school kid from Samford as Tartt stands 6-1, 221, the pick was nonetheless a surprise to me considering the team’s other pressing needs namely wide-receiver. A safety that can come down and hit, Tartt’s best attribute is his run support as he can lay the wood.

However, Tartt is somewhat of a liability in pass-coverage as he allows too many deep balls to get behind him especially on corner routes while being too overly aggressive with ball-carriers.

An interesting pick but one that 49ers GM Trent Baalke made, it will be interesting to see where he fits in the 49ers plans as he may start off as a gunner on special-teams.

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