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Pass on the Pass Rush: The State of San Francisco 49ers’ Outside Linebackers

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Following the 2009 NFL draft, detractors criticized the 49er front office for failing to address their vacancy of pass rushers. 

Although recently exacerbated by passing on sack artists like Brian Orakpo, Aaron Maybin, and Everette Brown, fans have accused the 49ers franchise of pass rush negligence for years. In most cases, such concerns are well-founded. 

Since spending their first round 22nd overall pick of the 2006 NFL draft on defensive end Manny Lawson, the franchise has yet to address the position of pass rushing OLB. No, the Tully Banta Cain experiment doesn’t count.

Unfortunately for the 49ers, Man...

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