Linebacker Corey Lemonier
On the flip side of fellow linebacker Marcus Rush is disappointing pass-rusher Corey Lemonier.
Lemonier’s stock has plummeted ever since the 49ers drafted him in Round 3 of the 2013 NFL Draft. Since that point, Lemonier has accumulated a mere 27 tackles and one sack over three pro seasons.
Not exactly inspiring.
Lemonier is a bit better than Rush against the run, at least according to Ryan Sakamoto of NinerFans.com. But the former’s efforts have relegated him to the bottom of San Francisco’s depth chart.
To Lemonier’s credit, he did record four quarterback hurries on seven pass-rushes last week against the Packers, according to Pro Football Focus’ Jeff Deeney, but these were mostly against second- and third-team units.
The former Auburn prospect is fighting for a roster spot and hasn’t exactly done anything to merit placement.
If Lemonier can outplay Rush, then maybe he has a chance. Maybe.
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