Scouting Report on New 49ers S Jaquiski Tartt

With the 46th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the 49ers selected DB Jaquiski Tartt out of Samford.

The San Francisco 49ers added depth to their secondary Friday night, using their second-round pick (46th overall) on Samford University safety Jaquiski Tartt.

Bleacher Report's NFL Draft lead writer Matt Miller called it Thursday on the 49ers Live Draft Show. Here's Miller's scouting report of Tartt and why he felt he'd be a great fit with the 49ers.

"He's a big-hitter," Miller said of the 6-foot-1, 221-pound safety. "He is aggressive, violent and versatile. He can play free safety or strong safety. I saw him do that at Samford. You might be thinking, "Oh well it's a small school, doesn't matter." But he did it at the Senior Bowl too, playing that single-high safety look where he can come down in the box. The 49ers have two very good free safeties in Eric Reid and Jimmie Ward as kind of that nickel corner. At strong safety, Antoine Bethea had a great year last year but he'll be 31 this year. I think this is a pick that fills future needs but Tartt can play right away.

"One of the good things about how aggressive and how versatile he is that you can put him at inside linebacker in nickel situations. You lose Patrick Willis who was such a good nickel linebacker, and I think Jaquiski Tartt can do that. He can step down in the box and fill out that 3-4 defense or the 4-3 look that they give in nickel situations and actually be a linebacker who can cover tight ends or running backs from that spot. His versatility is a big selling point for me."

ESPN's Todd McShay also weighed in on Tartt after the selection.

"He's really good versus the run. He gets in the box and drops the hammer," McShay said.

Tartt attracted 18 NFL teams to his Samford pro day in March. During his week at the Senior Bowl, NFL Media analyst Charles Davis called him, "an absolute missile."

Here are a few other tweets from media sharing their take on the 49ers second-round pick.

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