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Draft bios for 49ers’ late-round selections

49ers picks at a glance

Rashard Robinson

Selected: 133rd overall (35th pick, fourth round)

College: LSU

Position: Cornerback

Height, weight: 6-foot-1, 171 pounds

Comment: The Bee’s Matt Barrows writes, “He doesn’t have a lot of experience – just eight starts at LSU – but Robinson played well against some very good SEC wide receivers when he was on the field in 2014.”

Ronald Blair

Selected: 142nd (third, fifth round)

College: Appalachian State

Position: Defensive line

Height, weight: 6-2, 284

Comment: Barrows writes, “A very quick defensive lineman for his size, Blair may be the most intriguing of all the 49ers’ picks. He could be a situational pass rusher as a rookie.”

John Theus

Selected: 145th (sixth, fifth round)

College: Georgia

Position: Offensive line

Height, weight: 6-6, 303

Comment: Barrows writes, “He has experience playing both tackle positions in the ultra-competitive SEC. He could challenge Trent Brown for a starting role at right tackle or be the 49ers’ swing tackle.”

Fahn Cooper

Selected: 174th (37th, fifth round)

College: Mississippi

Position: Offensive line

Height, weight: 6-4, 303

Comment: Barrows writes, “Like Theus, Cooper has played on the left side but is much better suited for right tackle. He offers more competition to Brown.”

Jeff Driskel

Selected: 207th (32nd, sixth round)

College: LSU

Position: Quarterback

Height, weight: 6-4, 231

Comment: Barrows writes, “He has good size and underrated athleticism. He seems like he would mesh nicely in Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense.”

Kelvin Taylor

Selected: 211th (36th, sixth round)

College: Florida

Position: Running back

Height, weight: 5-10, 205

Comment: Barrows writes, “He doesn’t have the size or speed of his father, Fred Taylor, but Kelvin was productive when he was the featured runner at Florida. He adds to a deep but undistinguished mix of players behind Carlos Hyde.”

Aaron Burbridge

Selected: 213th (38th, sixth round)

College: Michigan State

Position: Wide receiver

Height, weight: 6-1, 208

Comment: Barrows writes, “He has neither good size or impressive athleticism. But Burbridge was very productive in the Big Ten and is a fierce competitor. He could be a good slot receiver.”

Charles Iworah

Selected: 249th (28th, seventh round)

College: Western Kentucky

Position: Cornerback

Height, weight: 5-11, 193

Comment: Barrows writes, “He’s a very fast cornerback who played at a small school. The 49ers have few standout cornerbacks, but there are suddenly a lot of bodies at the position.”

Bee Sports staff

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