3 players 49ers should watch from CFL’s Tiger-Cats

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence (21) Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 1: Simoni Lawrence brings all the fire to the field and would be a solid leader to an already stacked 49ers defense

With cornerback Richard Sherman gone from the 49ers locker room, some noise and leadership are missing.

Ticats linebacker Simoni Lawrence would bring the same fire and more to the defense.

Lawrence is one of the best trash talkers in the CFL. But it means nothing if his game doesn’t back him up.

And, well, it does.

He hasn’t had less than 50 tackles since his rookie season when he only had 15 tackles. If he’s not tackling the quarterback for a loss, he’s either intercepting passes and taking it to the house, or forcing fumbles. Just like Ja’Gared Davis, he’s a “jack of all trades.”

Lawrence doesn’t just hit players. He hits right through them. He isn’t afraid of contact and putting his body on the line. Sometimes he does go a bit overboard and has been suspended for it. But it’s just a testament to his style of play as seen in his highlight package:

He also broke the CFL record for most tackles in a game with 17.

In four games this season he has 21 tackles, one sack, and one pick-six. With roughly 10 games to go, he’s already making a case for Defensive Player of the Year and possibly Most Outstanding Player.

Is 2021 the year both franchises end their championship drought? If not, the 49ers should be going after Davis, Lawrence, and Brandon Banks to bolster their team.

Next. 49ers would be smart to extend these 3 players’ contracts ASAP. dark