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49ers draft Keith Reaser with fifth-round pick in 2014 NFL Draft

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The San Francisco 49ers selected CB Keith Reaser (Florida Atlantic) with their second fifth-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Reaser is coming off a torn ACL in October.

Was a two-sport athlete as a Miami prep, lettering in football and track. Enrolled at Florida Atlantic in 2009 and redshirted as a freshman. Played in 10 games (including three starts) at cornerback in 2010 and had 26 tackles, zero pass breakups and one interception with one tackle for loss. Started all 12 games in '11 and had 61-7-2 with 2.5 tackles for loss. Returned four kickoffs for 82 yards (20.5-yard average). In '12, he made 12 starts and registered 45-3-2 with 1.5 tackles for loss. Recovered a fumble at Western Kentucky and scooped it up for a nine-yard score. Started FAU's first six games of '13 before tearing his left ACL in an October contest against UAB. Registered 25-4-0 with two tackles for loss. Underwent four months of rehab after undergoing surgery on his left knee and was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. After meeting with doctors in Indianapolis who were concerned about his MRI, he flew to Pensacola to see Dr. James Andrews, who explained that his body was rejecting the graft used from a cadaver in repairing his ACL. Subsequently underwent a second surgery Feb. 27 in which a graft was used from his own patellar tendon.

Reaser is a strong CB who benched pressed 22 reps of 225 pounds. At 5-10, 189 pounds, Reaser could develop into a nickel CB. He has good coverage skills, but lacks the speed and explosiveness if he was covering a deep threat.

In the long-term, Reaser brings a defensive back who can play cornerback and nickel CB which will add depth in the future.

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