Reuben Foster   #56 OLB

Height: 6-1   Weight: 228   Age: 25

Born: 4/4/1994 Roanoke , AL

College: Alabama

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Auburn HS [AL]; Troup County HS [La Grange, GA]









Draft 2017

Pick No.31

Selected By: San Francisco 49ers

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 31 (31)

Pick Analysis: Alabama's star inside linebacker started his ascension to elite prospect status last summer when he lost 20 pounds. His newfound speed and agility, while keeping his trademark aggression and instincts, made him a unanimous first-team All-American and All-SEC pick. Foster also won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker and was a finalist for the Bednarik Award, leading the Tide with 115 tackles, 13 for which went for losses including five sacks. He won the SEC Championship MVP, as well (11 tackles, 2.5 for loss, two sacks). Foster was a starter as a junior (73 tackles, eight TFL, two sacks, nine pass break-ups) after two seasons as a key reserve MIKE linebacker and special teams ace (12 tackles in 2013; 22 tackles, two TFL in 2014).


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  1. 49ers select Reuben Foster No. 31 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 11:48 p.m.

    The San Francisco 49ers select Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster No. 31 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Instant Draft Grade Reuben Foster: A

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 11:52 p.m.

    NFL Media's Matt Smith, Bucky Brooks, and Lance Zierlein give Reuben Foster an A draft grade.

  3. Reuben Foster college highlights

    Published: April 12, 2017 at 08:58 p.m.

    Everything you need to know about Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster.

  4. Mike Mayock compares Reuben Foster to Luke Kuechly

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