The San Francisco 49ers selected DE Kaleb Ramsey and FB Trey Millard in the 2014 NFL Draft with their two seventh-round draft pick. These were the final two picks in the NFL Draft for the 49ers which total 12 players.
Ramsey is a defensive end from Boston College who possesses strength. He bench-pressed 36 reps of 225 pounds and has the versatility to play on the inside and outside of the defensive line.
Also played tight end and was an all-state basketball player as a Pennsylvania prep. Saw action in seven games as a true freshman in 2008 and posted six tackles, zero tackles for loss and one sack. Logged 11-0-2 in seven contests (two starts at right tackle and one at left) in '09. Missed five games because of leg injuries. Appeared in 11 games, starting 10 at left defensive tackle, in '10 and recorded 39-7.5-2.5 with one pass batted down. Was suspended for unspecified reasons against Notre Dame and missed the Virginia game with a hip injury. Did not participate in '11 spring practice while recovering from left shoulder surgery. In the fall, started the season opener against Northwestern but injured his left foot and sat out the season with plantar fasciitis (was granted a medical hardship, preserving eligibility). Started the first two games in '12, tallying 4-.5-0, before a left calf tear sidelined him for the season. Obtained a sixth year of eligibility in '13 -- shifted to defensive end and started 8-of-10 games played, collecting 28-4-2. Did not start against Florida State or Miami, and missed three games in November while nursing a hamstring injury. Did not perform at the NFL Scouting Combine or his pro day because of a right calf injury (medical exclusion).
Ramsey will compete with Tony Jerod-Eddie, Quinton Dial and Demarcus Dobbs for a roster spot on the defensive line. While he provides versatility, he has injury and durability concerns where he has suffered multiple injuries in his career.
Millard is a fullback who is coming off a torn ACL injury which he suffered in October. He can be a core special teams player in 2015 and beyond if given a chance.
A three-star linebacker/tight end recruit, Millard was recruited as a linebacker by many programs, but Oklahoma viewed him as an H-Back, choosing the Sooners over Iowa and Tennessee. He saw immediate action as a true freshman and produced consistent numbers as a part-time starter his four seasons, finishing his career with 538 rushing yards and 677 receiving yards ? earned First Team All-Big 12 honors the last two years. Millard is a Swiss army knife on the roster with the ability to impact the offense in a number of ways, also making plays on special teams coverage. He is quick-footed and agile with smooth hips and balance, but is limited in the speed department and can be caught from behind. Millard has good core strength with initial power as a ballcarrier and blocker. He is a gritty football player and open-minded to play wherever teams want, serving as a versatile threat whenever he?s on the field. Millard is the type who can be the unsung hero of a team and carve out a niche as a 10-year NFL pro, doing his best work as a pass-catcher. He does a lot of things well, enough to be drafted despite the knee injury and earn his keep on a roster.
With Millard returning from a torn ligament, it appears he will miss the 2014 NFL season and redshirt by rehabbing his injury. He can play multiple positions on offense, but is best suited as a fullback. The 49ers will like his ability to be plugged in anywhere they want on offense.