No. 4: Otaro Alaka
Otaro Alaka, the 6-foot-3, 240-pound linebacker out of Texas A&M brings with him a tough and physical playing style, using his size to his advantage. Often utilized as a pass rusher, he may be another attractive pick for the San Francisco 49ers to consider.
Alaka finished his senior year with a combined 79 tackles, including 14.5 for a loss. He also had a total of four sacks along with one pass deflection.
The Draft Network reported:
"Otaro Alaka is a physically-imposing linebacker prospect who fits the mold of a traditional SAM ‘backer. Likely a two-down player unless he continues to make strides as a rusher, Alaka will bring the fire every single snap, but simply isn’t talented or instinctive enough to do more than maximize his average traits. He’s a generally disciplined player who tackles well inside his frame, but the limitations in space, coverage and range will likely keep him from being a desirable starter for most NFL teams."
While likely to begin his rookie season in a backup role, aspects of Alaka’s game match up nicely with the 49ers’ current needs at the position.