Former USC Trojan Morgan Breslin is now a 49er.
The hybrid defensive end-outside linebacker has signed with Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers, according to Kyle Bonagura of ESPN.
Have confirmed USC DE Morgan Breslin will sign with the 49ers.
— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) May 10, 2014
Breslin was considered one of the biggest snubs going into the NFL Combine and was once again snubbed by failing to land in the draft.
As a junior college player, Breslin led the state in sacks and tackles for losses before joining the Trojans as a transfer in 2012.
In his first season, Breslin excelled, racking up 62 tackles and 13 sacks. His performances earned him an SI.com and Pro Football Weekly All-American honorable mention. He was named to the All-Pac-12 second team and the CBSSports.com All-Pac-12 first team, while also garnering the votes of his teammates as USC’s Defensive Lineman of the Year.
Unfortunately, what looked like a promising senior season was cut short by a series of injuries to his ankle and hip, which ultimately required surgery.
Breslin will be reunited with teammate Marcus Martin, who was selected in the third round of the draft by the 49ers, in San Francisco.
Other Trojans who have found homes in the NFL include Marqise Lee, who was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round, Dion Bailey, who signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent, and Demetrius Wright, who signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent.