3 players 49ers should watch from CFL’s Roughriders
No. 3: Micah Teitz is a tried and true Canadian with skills that could translate to the 49ers
Linebacker Micah Teitz is in his third year with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He’s starting to come into his own as his responsibilities increase.
He began his first two years with the Roughriders on special teams, so we’re just learning how well he can adapt to the pro level. He was drafted to the Roughriders the same year they selected Dakoda Shepley, who’s currently on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad.
Teitz went to the University of Calgary and was highly scouted due to his special teams play. Roughriders general manager Jermey O’Day had this to say after drafting Teitz:
"At that point (of the draft), he was our highest-ranked special-teams guy. He’ll have a great guy to learn from in Sam Hurl who came from the same school. He’s a high-character guy who will help on special teams."
He has a total of 21 special teams tackles in his career, including three in the Roughriders first three games.
He certainly won’t be a Fred Warner-type linebacker. Teitz’s one-on-one coverage needs working on. But again, this is his first full season as starting linebacker in the CFL.
He’s a cautious watch, but certainly worth watching.