49ers Select LB Dre Greenlaw with No. 148 Pick in 2019 NFL Draft

With the 148th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the 49ers selected Arkansas linebacker Dre Greenlaw.

Greenlaw (5-foot-11, 237 pounds) recorded 321 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, four sacks and three interceptions over four seasons with the Razorbacks. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com called him a "run and chase" WILL linebacker.

"I like his short-area quickness and what he did in the passing game," Daniel Jeremiah said on NFL Network's broadcast. "He's very instinctive against the pass."

Zierlein added that his speed and athleticism will give Greenlaw a chance to stand out as a special teams ace. On defense, he'll provide depth behind Fred Warner and Kwon Alexander. His primary competition on the depth chart will be David Mayo and Malcolm Smith.

The 49ers acquired the 148th pick from the Denver Broncos in exchange for linebacker Dekoda Watson and pick No. 212.

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