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San Francisco 49ers sign undrafted Stanford linebacker Kevin Anderson

The fifth-year senior from Stanford will get his shot in the NFL staying in the Bay Area.

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The San Francisco 49ers have signed Stanford Linebacker Kevin Anderson as an undrafted free agent. Many projected Anderson to go undrafted in a draft class that was loaded with linebacker talent. Anderson is one of three members of the Stanford Cardinal making the short trip from Palo Alto to Santa Clara along with Joshua Garnett taken in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and Devon Cajuste who also signed as an undrafted free agent.

Anderson told the San Jose Mercury News that it would be "awesome to get drafted . . . but I just really want to end up in a good position to make the 53-man roster." Kevin Anderson would fit best in a 3-4 defensive scheme and drew plenty of interest from several NFL teams that operate out of the 3-4 on defense despite not being invited to the NFL Combine.

From our Scouting report:

"Anderson had a solid career with the Cardinal, but his last year was marred by injury. He is a good athlete that loves the game; but does not possess traditional size and speed of OLB's in the NFL. Look for a team to sign Anderson as a free agent, and look to make his mark as a Free Agent.
Projection: Free Agent"

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