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49ers roster breakdowns, 90-in-90: DT DeForest Buckner

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). We move on to rookie defensive tackle DeForest Buckner.

Each year, we run a series of post called "90-in-90" here at Niners Nation. The idea is that we'll take a look at every single player on the roster, from the very bottom to the top and break them down a few different ways. This is to help give everyone a basic understanding of a roster. Of course, this roster will change, and some days we'll have more than one so it's not strictly one per day but you get the idea.

We’re back with our third video version of the 90-in-90 series. Socalisteph and 49ersfangirl are going to put together some video versions of our regular 90-in-90 articles, which will be used in place of written articles. They will be covering seven players between now and the start of training camp. 49ersfangirl (Tracy Sandler) is back with rookie defensive tackle DeForest Buckner.

The 49ers used the No. 7 pick on the Oregon defensive lineman, and will look for him to contribute from day one. He’ll likely open the season as part of their nickel sub-package. He could eventually move into the starting lineup, but I imagine we see an extensive rotation for the time being, particularly once Glenn Dorsey is healthy. The defensive line depth is a strength on this team. I don’t think there is a rush to get Buckner into the "starting lineup," since we’ll see plenty of different variations on the line.

Here is a full list of 90-in-90 articles completed thus far, separated out by position. We’re getting closer to training camp!


Blaine Gabbert
Thad Lewis
Jeff Driskel

Running Backs

Mike Davis
Shaun Draughn
Kendall Gaskins
DuJuan Harris

Wide Receivers

Torrey Smith
Quinton Patton
Jerome Simpson
DeAndre Smelter
DeAndrew White
DiAndre Campbell
Dres Anderson
Eric Rogers
Bryce Treggs

Tight Ends

Vance McDonald
Garrett Celek
Blake Bell
Busta Anderson
Je’Ron Hamm

Offensive Linemen

Joe Staley
Erik Pears
Andrew Tiller
Brandon Thomas
Colin Kelly
Alex Balducci
John Theus
Ian Silberman
Marcus Martin

Defensive Linemen

Mike Purcell
Tony Jerod-Eddie
Kaleb Ramsey
Garrison Smith
Darren Lake

Outside Linebackers

Aaron Lynch
Ahmad Brooks
Tank Carradine
Marcus Rush
Corey Lemonier
Jason Fanaika

Inside Linebackers

Nick Bellore
Shayne Skov
Ray-Ray Armstrong
Wynton McManis
Gerald Hodges
Michael Wilhoite
NaVorro Bowman


Jimmie Ward
Keith Reaser
Marcus Cromartie
Chris Davis
Rashard Robinson
Will Redmond
Prince Charles Iworah
Kenneth Acker


Eric Reid
L.J. McCray

Special Teams

Phil Dawson
Kyle Nelson
Bradley Pinion
John Lunsford