The 2014 NFL Supplemental Draft has come and gone, and there were no players selected. However, at least one will be getting a chance to make an impact in the NFL.
According to the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco 49ers plan to work out former North Carolina Tar Heels linebacker Darius Lipford.
As for how Lipford could fit with the 49ers, the newspaper explains:
Lipford certainly fits the profile for a 49ers’ acquisition in that he suffered an ACL tear in college, in his case during the final game of the 2011 season. He reinjured the knee the following offseason, sat out the 2012 campaign, but returned last year to play 10 games. He had 20 tackles, six tackles for loss and 2 1/2 sacks in a pass-rush role. Before he was injured, however, Lipford played strong-side linebacker, and it will be interesting to see whether the 49ers view him as more of an inside or outside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme.
The problem for Lipford is that the 49ers are loaded with talent.
Regardless of where he would play, he will have his work cut out for him if he wants to make the squad.
There wasn’t a single team in the league that thought Lipford was worth even a seventh-round selection, so he will need to make a huge impression on the 49ers coaching staff if he hopes to have a chance at getting an opportunity to fight for a roster spot.
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