With the 18th pick
of the 4th Round, the San Francisco 49er's
select DE Greg Romeus of Pittsburgh.
Needing a complimentary bookend to Pro Bowler Justin Smith, Romeus offers 1st Round talent who could fall to Day 3 due to an injury-plagued Senior season.
Ideal combination of size, strength and speed (6', 6"; 270)
Explosive speed rusher with a dash of power
Possesses long arms - gets his hands on passes
Moves well laterally
Uses hands to shed blocks well
Big-East Defensive Co-Player of the Year in 2010
Named to three All-America teams in 2010.
Won't be able to work out until Summer after a torn ACL and surgery for a herniated disc early last Fall.
The 49er's are playing a Nose Tackle at LDE right now, so adding a rush specialist there is a no-brainer. The 49er's run a 3-4, and Romeus could end up being a rush specialist for them, eventually working into a full-time starter.