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San Francisco 49ers Draft BYU LB Fred Warner

With the 70th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected BYU linebacker Fred Warner.

Warner (6-foot-3, 236 pounds) spent four seasons at BYU and totaled 262 tackles, 32.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and seven interceptions. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein gave Warner a third-round grade and said that the linebacker's versatility is one of his best traits.

"I like that one," Mayock said on NFL Network. "Another off the ball linebacker who can run."

Added Daniel Jeremiah: "He's someone who can run, cover and blitz. In today's NFL, that's what you want out of a linebacker."

Charles Davis also chimed in and said that Warner impressed with his football IQ. That's surely a trait that John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan coveted.

On a phone call with 49ers.com Warner shared that John Lynch turned down trade offers in order to draft the linebacker. Apparently teams were eager to move up to pick No. 70. That shows just how much San Francisco coveted Warner, who could figure into the mix at either WILL or MIKE linebacker.

At the NFL Combine, Warner ran a speedy 4.64 40-yard dash and posted a 38.5-inch vertical.

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