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San Francisco 49ers Draft Georgia OL John Theus

Posted Apr 30, 2016

With the 145th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Georgia offensive lineman John Theus.



With the 145th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Georgia offensive lineman John Theus.

Theus joined the Bulldogs as five-star recruit out of Bolles High School in Jacksonville, Fla. He started in all 13 games in 2015 and was voted Geogria's overall team captain at their postseason awards gala. Theus was a First-Team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press and by the conference's head coaches.

"Theus is in a good slot there in San Francisco," said NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock during Saturday's broadcast.

Here is the lineman's scouting profile, courtesy of NFL.com.

"Reliable and consistent. Full time starter for three of his four years at Georgia. Good height with arm length that meets the NFL standards. Plays with pretty good hand quickness and has a well-­timed punch with some pop behind it. Instinctive and reacts quickly to catch and smother twists. Understands importance of early hands and can handle his business when he wins early in the rep. Good balance and set­up in his pass sets. Started at both tackle spots so he may offer some swing tackle potential for NFL teams. Has enough athleticism to help spring runs to the perimeter"


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