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San Francisco 49ers Draft South Carolina TE Busta Anderson

Posted May 2, 2015

With the 254th selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected South Carolina tight end Busta Anderson.




With the 254th selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected South Carolina tight end Busta Anderson.

The 6-foot-5, 244-pound prospect was the second tight end drafted by the 49ers on day three of the draft. He joins fourth-round selection Blake Bell on the roster.

Anderson started in 19 games over the past four seasons for USC. He finished his career with 61 catches for 954 yards and nine touchdowns.

Here's a quick look at Anderson's strengths, courtesy of NFL.com:

"Impressive athlete. Outstanding play speed as tight end. Can get over top of middle linebackers for big, vertical plays. Can generate a level of uncertainty from defender with his route running. Linebackers with middling athleticism have no shot of sticking with him. Has feel for sinking into safe spots of zone. Has juice out of his breaks to generate throwing window for quarterback. Pure athleticism to be yardage collector after the catch. High-point catcher with up-and-over hops to create mismatches in red zone. Can line up anywhere on the field. Has footwork, hand placement and technique as a run blocker and is above average as a second- and third-level stalk-blocker in space."


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