49ers Select Reuben Foster at No. 31 Overall

The 49ers traded with the Seattle Seahawks to acquire the 31st overall pick in exchange for pick Nos. 34 (second round) and 111 (fourth round).

San Francisco used the selection on Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster. The prototype linebacker entered the draft as one of the top defensive prospects in his class. His stock fell some when news broke of a diluted drug test taken at the NFL Combine.
John Lynch on Reuben Foster: "He is a very genuine young man and the way he plays football is special.”
"Mike Mayock said on NFL Network after the 49ers made the selection: "He reminds me of Luke Keuchly when I watch tape. He's an immediate impact player."
Nick Saban on Reuben Foster: 

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Foster racked up 115 total tackles, 13 for loss and five sacks for the Crimson Tide in 2016. He's touted as a sideline-to-sideline linebacker who can excel both in stopping the run and in pass coverage. There's so much more to come on San Francisco's second first round pick. Stay tuned.

AL.com's Lauren Sisler and former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson discuss Reuben Foster's stock in the upcoming NFL Draft.

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