The San Francisco 49ers have drafted Appalachian State defensive end Ronald Blair in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He has 20.5 career sacks, and had 7.5 last season. At 6'2, 284 pounds, and with 34 inch arms, he adds even more depth to the defensive line.
Here's what NFL.com had to say about him in their overview:
Highly decorated four-year starter who capped off a successful career by being named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year in 2015. He doesnt have the ability as a pass rusher to excite NFL teams, but his strength at the point of attack and quality tape against Clemson this past season should not be discounted. Blair is an undersized, rotational base end in a 4-3 who might be able to add extra weight and get a look inside as a three-technique thanks to his toughness and strength.
The 49ers drafted DeForest Buckner in the first round, and Blair would seem to be viewed as a potential rotational guy along the line. I suppose he could lose weight to play OLB, but at 284, that doesn't seem particularly useful.
1. First round: DeForest Buckner, DT, Oregon
2. First round: Joshua Garnett, OG, Stanford
3. Third round: Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
4. Fourth round: Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU
5. Fifth round: Ronald Blair, DE, Appalachian State
6. Fifth round: Own pick - No. 6 (145)
7. Fifth round: Comp pick - No. 37 (174)
8. Sixth round: Denver Broncos (Vernon Davis trade) - No. 32 (207)
9. Sixth round: Comp pick - No. 36 (211)
10. Sixth round: Comp pick - No. 38 (213)
11. Seventh: Kansas City Chiefs (2016 draft-day trade) - No. 28 (249)