Notre Dame’s Darius Fleming will join a great linebacker core in San Franisco. He was selected 165th overall in the 5th round by the 49ers
Sept. 12, 2009; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Tate Forcier (5) escapes pressure by Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Darius Fleming (45) in the third quarter at Michigan Stadium. Michigan won 38-34. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE
He will likely be primarily in a special teams role if Fleming hopes to make the final roster. He will be in the depth chart along with All-Pros Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman and standout rookie Aldon Smith.
I believe Fleming could be useful in kick-off returns and as well as punt returning. It may not be the most glamoring job, but if he can gold his role there, he can have a chance at competing for the linebacker position.