Niners draft history- 1991


With the 25th overall pick in the 1991 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Ted Washington, defensive tackle, out of the University of Louisville. Washington, whose father Ted Sr. played in the NFL with the Houston Oilers would play in the league for 17 years, having left in 2007. The massive 6-foot-5, 350-plus pound nose tackle is regarded by some as the prototype nose tackle in today’s NFL.  Even though he spent nearly two decades in the league, only 3 seasons were spent with the 49ers. In the red and gold, Washington improved in each of his three seasons before being traded to the Denver Broncos in 1994. Staying in Denver for only a year, he would move go out to the northeast and spend six seasons with the Buffalo Bills-the team he enjoyed the most success with, making three Pro-Bowls in his time there. After the 2000 season, Washington would go on to play for the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, and Cleveland Browns in the next 7 seasons, winning Super Bowl XXXVIII with the Patriots. In all, Washington recorded 603 tackles, 34.5 sacks, and 2 interceptions during his tenure in the NFL.

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