Greatest 49ers drafted all-time Round No. 6: LB Lee Woodall
Lee Woodall bared a strong resemblance to boxing legend Evander Holyfield, but on the field, he hit like “Iron” Mike Tyson.
Not only did he start in his rookie season for the franchise, but he was also named AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and a Super Bowl champion as well.
During the year Woodall was drafted, the 49ers were in the middle of building a super team. After two straight NFC title game losses to the Dallas Cowboys, the front office wasn’t content with standing by and allowing a third to happen.
After adding what seemed like every Pro Bowler over the past decade, Woodall played lights out from the word “go” and fit in famously. To put it plainly, their presence seemed to elevate his game to another level.
The trio of Woodall, Ken Norton Jr, and Gary Plummer just might be the best linebacker squad in team history.
Woodall played eight seasons in front of the Faithful, and per draft standards, is the true definition of value.
Honorable Mentions: Don Griffin