San Francisco 49ers

Round 7: 49ers end draft with Miami defensive back Adrian Colbert

West Virginia running back Martell Pettaway, right, is upended by Miami defensive back Adrian Colbert (25) during the second half of the Russell Athletic Bowl NCAA college football game, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Miami won 31-14.
West Virginia running back Martell Pettaway, right, is upended by Miami defensive back Adrian Colbert (25) during the second half of the Russell Athletic Bowl NCAA college football game, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Miami won 31-14. AP

With their final pick in the draft, the 49ers selected Miami defensive back Adrian Colbert.

Who is he?: Colbert started four games at safety at Texas before transferring to Miami. He played cornerback there, starting two games last season and playing in eight. Colbert finished 2016 with 22 tackles, one interception and three pass break ups. He measured 6-0, 200 pounds at his pro day and ran his 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds.

How he fits: Colbert will get a chance to play both safety and cornerback with the 49ers but his roster spot likely hinges on his special teams ability. One of the team’s biggest needs is free safety. Jimmie Ward, who has been injured in recent years, lined up there in the team’s recent minicamp. His backup was Vinnie Sunseri.

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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