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Thomas, Solomon

Card: Sage 2017
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

Solomon Thomas played for the Stanford Cardinal and is considered a blue chip prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft. A two year starter at strongside defensive end, he recorded 98 total tackles, 24.5 tackles for losses, 12 sacks, and 4 fumble recoveries. Well conditioned, teams raved about his sideline to sideline impact, and likened him to Justin Smith. The feeling is that the sky is the limit for Solomon as he grows into his full potential in the pros. It was expected that Thomas would not make it out of the top 10 in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The draft opened as expected, but the Bears traded up with the 49ers one slot to grab Mitch Trubisky in a stunner move, and handing SF a few picks in the process.  It is unknown if the ‘9ers coveted Trubisky at all, but they quickly then turned around with the 3rd overall pick and selected Thomas where it is expected that Solomon will contribute early in his career with the team.

Reaser, Keith

sage14 reaserCard: Sage Hit 2014
Acquired:  2015, Box Breaker

Keith Reaser played at Florida Atlantic and was an impressive athlete. He surprised scouts when he did 22 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press on top of the 4.32 40 he ran before he tore his ACL and knee up. Coming up to the draft, Reaser wasn’t even sure he’d be drafted, but he had been in contact with the 49ers who were interested. They selected him in the 5th round of the 2014 NFL draft.  Reaser, still coming off the major knee injury still had rehab ahead of him.  To most scouts, Reaser was seen as a value pick. He saw limited playing time in 2015, recording 8 tackles.  Keith was one of 7 cornerbacks that made the squad in 2016.

Barnett, Oliver

aprks90 barnettCard: Action Packed Rookies 1990
Acquired: TTM 2015, C/o Home
Sent: 8/6        Received: 8/15   (9 days)

Jerry Glanville drafted Barnett in the third round of the 1990 draft. The defensive lineman had experience playing across the line but it looked like Glanville penciled him in at defensive end.  A physical specimen and gym rat, Barnett set the Kentucky Wildcats combined weightlifting record (850 squatting) with 1,685 lbs. He finished his career at Kentucky with 212 solo tackles, 1 fumble recovery, and a school record 26 sacks- which was not bested until 2015.

Glanville was hot out of Houston, and after orchestrating the Jeff George trade that netted him Chris Hinton and Andre Rison, and a few first round choices, the Falcons developed in a hurry.  Barnett was a depth play by the team, as you could never have enough fresh bodies playing on the line in a 3-4 set up.  Barnett was an enigma to scouts because they felt that he never completely played up to his potential.

Oliver had a serviceable and respectable career in the NFL.  His best season arguably came in 1991, when he recorded 47 tackles, 1 sack, and recovered a fumble that he returned for 75 yards for a TD.  In 1992 he started a career high 7 games recording 54 tackles. In 1993, Barnett signed with the Bills, playing 2 seasons for Buffalo, before finishing out his career in 1996 with the San Francisco 49ers.

In 2013, Barnett was inducted into the Kentucky Wildcat Hall of Fame.

G/Gs  85/18     Tac 177    Sac 5.0      Fum  1
Int   0    Yds 0     Avg -.-    Td 0