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Draft bios: 49ers’ Redmond; Raiders’ Ward, Calhoun

Illinois defensive lineman Jihad Ward runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Indianapolis.
Illinois defensive lineman Jihad Ward runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Indianapolis. The Associated Press

49ERS

Will Redmond at a glance

Selected: 68th (fifth, third round)

College: Mississippi State

Position: Cornerback

Height, weight: 5-11, 182 pounds

Comment: The Bee’s Matt Barrows writes, “The 49ers expect Redmond, recovering from an October ACL injury, to be ready for training camp in late July. A quick and feisty player, he could start out inside as a nickel cornerback, especially if Jimmie Ward is needed elsewhere in the secondary.”

RAIDERS

Jihad Ward at a glance

Selected: 44th (13th, second round)

College: Illinois

Position: Defensive end

Height, weight: 6-5, 297

Comment: Bay Area News Group’s Jimmy Durkin writes, “Ward ... can play both end spots and move inside to tackle. ... Ward may need arthroscopic knee surgery that could sideline him for six weeks.”

Shilique Calhoun at a glance

Selected: 75th (12th, third round)

College: Michigan State

Position: Defensive end

Height, weight: 6-4, 251

Comment: Bay Area News Group’s Jimmy Durkin writes, “Calhoun ... has good burst and possesses multiple pass rush moves. He’ll have to improve his discipline after picking up nine encroachment penalties this past season.”

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