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49ers work out defensive tackle who, ‘checks enough boxes that he should get drafted’

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The 49ers are turning over any stone they can find.

The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks might be rivals on the field, but they don’t mind sharing some opportunities. The two teams had representatives at the Bucknell campus to work out defensive tackle Abdullah Anderson, according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson.

Abdullah stands 6’4, 295 pounds, and took part in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl this year. He was an FCS second-team All American, and took home a host of awards. In ten games this season, he finished with 42 tackles (20 solo), nine tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception. In 43 games, he finished with 15.5 sacks, 33.5 tackles for a loss, and 14 defended passes. He also blocked kicks (three field goals, one PAT) during his career.

NFL analyst Lance Zierlein suggests he is a sixth or seventh round prospect. Realistically, that means he could be a decent day three prospect, or very well could go undrafted. If the 49ers like what they see, they might try and grab him, or they could stay in contact and try to make him a priority free agent signing.

Zierlein sees him as a, “[p]owerful interior defender with who uses heavy, strong hands and adequate athletic ability to consistently disrupt offensive gameplans.” Zierlein describes as playing “an aggressive, pressing style.” He’ll face a step up in competition, but has the power that could convert.