49ers’ select Florida Atlantic CB Keith Reaser in fifth-round (No.170)




After the San Francisco 49ers selected WR Bruce Ellington in the fourth-round (No. 106), DB Dontae Johnson in the fourth-round (No. 129) and OLB Aaron Lynch in the fifth-round (No. 150), the 49ers continued building their roster as they drafted CB Keith Reaser from Florida Atlantic University with the (No. 170) pick in the sixth-round. Reaser who showed off his strength at the NFL scouting combine as he knocked out 22 reps on the bench press, will be looking to solidify his spot in an already crowded defensive back field.

At 5-10 and 189 pounds, Reaser is a team leader and very smart football player. A cornerback that keeps things in front of him while understanding space, makes Reaser an ideal fit in DC Vic Fangio’s 3-4 scheme. However, in all likelihood Reaser will not play in 2014 as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered in a game against UAB.

With the 49ers continuing to find injured but talented players in the later round, GM Trent Baalke is working his magic once again as he continues to breed competition.

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