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Poll results for who you think will lead 49ers in sacks

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Two days ago, I put a poll together to see how people thought the pass rush would look in terms of sacks. It provided a chance to rank who would finish in the top five in sacks for 49ers players. I included all of the notable defensive players, along with a few under-the-radar guys. I figured there would be a consensus on Aaron Lynch at the top, but I was curious to see who would follow Lynch.

I closed the polls after 817 votes, and here is what we have. A first place voted netted five points, a second place vote netted four points, and so on down to fifth place. I included the players who earned at least 100 points, and that provided us with ten players. Here is how it turned out:

I’m not entirely shocked Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner were high up, but I figured an OLB or two might end up ahead of them. My top five was Aaron Lynch, Eli Harold, Arik Armstead, Tank Carradine, Ahmad Brooks. It would have been a safer play to include Brooks a little higher, but I'll roll the dice with Tank ahead of him. Buckner is a wild card in this group. I could very well see him having a huge impact year, but his snap count could dictate a lot on that.

You can view the full results here.