Former Mississippi State defensive back Will Redmond is officially in the NFL. Redmond was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) April 30, 2016
Redmond was projected as a third-round selection and was taken at the very beginning of the round with the 68th pick. Redmond possesses average size for the position at 5-foot-11, 182 pounds, but he counters that with great athleticism and versatility in coverage.
Redmond intercepted two passes and recorded 25 tackles in seven games for the Bulldogs last season. He joins a San Francisco secondary that ranked 27th in the league in pass defense a year ago and is headlined by former LSU star Eric Reid.