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Round 7a: 49ers draft big-bodied defender Jullian Taylor

Meet the 49ers' Day 2 draft picks: Ready to 'do some damage'

A look at the three players drafted by the 49ers in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft, Friday, April 27, 2018.
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A look at the three players drafted by the 49ers in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft, Friday, April 27, 2018.

The 49ers used their first seventh-round pick on Jullian Taylor, a defensive tackle from Temple.

Who is he? Taylor is a strong, big-bodied interior defensive lineman who is 6-foot-4, 294 and had 29 bench press repetitions of 225 pounds at his pro day. Like fellow rookie defensive lineman Kentavius Street, Taylor suffered an ACL tear in college. His occurred in 2016 and Taylor was able to play in 12 games last season. He had 10 tackles against Central Florida, 4 1/2 of them behind the line of scrimmage.

Where does he fit? Taylor appears to fit best at defensive tackle, where DeForest Buckner is the starter, or at the "big end" position where Arik Armstead is expected to start.

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