With the seventh overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the 49ers select Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner.

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco loves the pick:

And here's the financial side of the pick:

For a team that finished 29th in yards allowed and 18th in points allowed, that's an incredible steal. Somehow the 49ers and Chip Kelly just ended up with a top-five talent to fix a leaky defense that was gutted for 126.3 rushing yards per game last year.

Buckner could've made the jump to the NFL along with Marcus Mariota last year. Instead, he chose to come back for his senior season at Oregon to prove himself.

Well, mission accomplished. He ended up totaling 10.5 sacks and 83 total tackles, including 17 for a loss. He added five passes defended to that already impressive stat line.

According to CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler, he's got the technique to thrive at the next level:

Quickly stacks and sheds, using pop in his hands to work off contact. Fluid lower body and athletic footwork to move laterally and break down in tight spaces. Plays low for a man his size with good bend, making it tough for blockers to attack his chest.

Good chase skills and hustle to catch ballcarriers in pursuit. Uses his upper body and initial momentum to generate push off the snap. Rarely met by single blocks, attracting double-teams or chips. Uses his length to swallow ballcarriers as a tackler and drive them backward.

Brugler ultimately compared Buckner to the Cardinals' Calais Campbell

At 6-foot-7, Buckner could benefit from adding onto his frame. His height at times can work against him, as he's prone to losing leverage. Still, I'm cherry-picking here. It's not as if his body should be considered a negative. His length (and ability to deflect passes) should bother quarterbacks immensely -- like, you know, Russell Wilson and Carson Palmer.

Oregon's DeForest Buckner is heading to the 49ers. (USATSI)