With their first pick on Day 2 of the 2016 NFL Draft, the 49ers selected defensive back Will Redmond at No. 68 overall.
College: Mississippi State
Height: 5 foot 10 3/4
Weight: 182 pounds
Selection: Third round, No. 68 overall
College career: Redmond started seven games in his senior season before sustaining a torn ACL in his right knee during practice on Oct. 20. Up to that point, he’d made 25 tackles and two interceptions. During his career, he recorded five interceptions.
Scouting report: Redmond was considered a potential first-round draft pick before the injury. Before the injury, Redmond showed very good athleticism and foot quickness. Despite his size He is also very aggressive in run support. Redmond has very good speed, estimating that he would have run in the low 4.3s if he were healthy.
How he fits: Redmond has the versatility to play outside and inside. General manager Trent Baalke said he expects Redmond to compete for playing time this season. With the suggestion that the 49ers picked another player would might be healthy or ready to go this season, Baalke said, “He will be healthy and he will be ready to go." Dr. James Andrews performed Redmond’s surgery, and Baalke said Redmond’s rehab is ahead of schedule. The 49ers recently hired physical therapist Ryan Donahue, who previously worked with Dr. Andrews. So the 49ers are very familiar with Redmond’s condition and his rehab. Redmond was one of the 30 players who visited the 49ers’ Santa Clara facility.
Next scheduled pick: Fourth round, No. 133 overall (Saturday).