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    NFL draft prospect Kevin Dodd of Clemson said he'd be able to play outside linebacker for teams such as the San Francisco 49ers. Dodd was a pass-rush specialist at defensive end for the Tigers, but occasionally moved to linebacker. At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in February 2016, he talked about his ability to cover running backs and tight ends.

NFL draft prospect Kevin Dodd of Clemson said he'd be able to play outside linebacker for teams such as the San Francisco 49ers. Dodd was a pass-rush specialist at defensive end for the Tigers, but occasionally moved to linebacker. At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in February 2016, he talked about his ability to cover running backs and tight ends. Matt Barrows The Sacramento Bee
NFL draft prospect Kevin Dodd of Clemson said he'd be able to play outside linebacker for teams such as the San Francisco 49ers. Dodd was a pass-rush specialist at defensive end for the Tigers, but occasionally moved to linebacker. At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in February 2016, he talked about his ability to cover running backs and tight ends. Matt Barrows The Sacramento Bee
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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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