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49ers Select LB Tatum Bethune with the No. 251 Pick in the 2024 NFL Draft

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The San Francisco 49ers have drafted linebacker Tatum Bethune from Florida State University. Bethune was selected with the 251st-overall pick in the seventh round of the 2024 NFL Draft. The linebacker is San Francisco's eighth pick in this year's draft.

Before playing at FSU, Bethune was a three-year contributor at the University of Central Florida. From 2019-21, he recorded 185 tackles (13 for loss), 4.5 sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles in 35 games (17 starts). Below are Bethune's stats from his career at FSU (2022-23):

  • 24 games played
  • 142 total tackles
  • 12.5 tackles for loss for 32 yards
  • 1.0 sack
  • One interception
  • Seven passes defended
  • One fumble recovery

Bethune's NFL Combine results:

  • Bench press: 16 reps

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