23-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – San Francisco 49ers
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
The 49ers selected Buckner seventh overall last year because he fits like a glove as an end in a 3-4 scheme at 6-7, 300, but he likely will play tackle in the 49ers' new 4-3 scheme this year. It's not...
DeForest Buckner Contract Information:
Signed a contract with the 49ers in May of 2016.
Buckner recorded five tackles (four solo) and was credited with half a sack in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the Colts.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Rookie 3-4 ends normally don't make IDP noise, but Buckner might be a different breed. A rare athlete at 6-foot-7, 291 pounds with incredible conditioning, Buckner is already a polished product and shouldn't need the acclimation time most DEs would require. He was exceptionally productive at Oregon the last two years, exceeding 80 tackles in both seasons while totaling 30 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks in just 28 games. He's a boom-or-bust IDP consideration with a low floor, but Buckner might do a good Calais Campbell impression surprisingly early in his career.