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49ers sign five more draft picks, 18 undrafted rookies

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49ers General Manager John Lynch isn’t wasting any time getting his first draft class under contract.

Word came Wednesday night that the team signed fourth-round running back Joe Williams and they made it official on Thursday while announcing that five other picks are also under contract.

Fifth-round tight end George Kittle, fifth-round wide receiver Trent Taylor, sixth-round defensive lineman Pita Taumoepenu, sixth-round defensive lineman D.J. Jones and seventh-round defensive back Adrian Colbert are the others to agree to their four-year rookie deals. First-round picks Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster join third-rounders C.J. Beathard and Ahkello Witherspoon as the remaining unsigned picks.

The 49ers also announced the addition of 18 undrafted free agents. They are Oregon wide receiver Victor Bolden, Eastern Washington wide receiver Kendrick Bourne, Georgia Southern running back Matt Breida, Baylor wide receiver KD Cannon, Montana State offensive lineman John Flynn, Washburn cornerback Zach Franklin, Colorado defensive lineman Jimmie Gilbert, Penn State safety Malik Golden, Arizona State offensive lineman Evan Goodman, Louisville tight end Cole Hikutini, Saint Francis (PA) defensive back Lorenzo Jerome, Michigan offensive lineman Erik Magnuson, Houston fullback Tyler McCloskey, Southern Mississippi quarterback Nick Mullens, Missouri linebacker Donavin Newsom, West Virginia defensive lineman Noble Nwachukwu, Lamar offensive lineman Bret Treadway and Western Kentucky offensive lineman Darrell Williams Jr.

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6 Responses to “49ers sign five more draft picks, 18 undrafted rookies”
  1. harrisonhits2 says: May 4, 2017 8:16 PM

    Lynch seems to be doing a great job. As a former player he knows the importance of getting these guys into OTAs and happy they’re there so he’s not screwing around over contracts.

  2. friscokid49 says: May 4, 2017 8:21 PM

    One man’s trash is Baalke’s draft picks.

  3. rockbot69 says: May 4, 2017 9:49 PM

    I still find it so wild how many starters we had on this team last year still have not found a job. And I think this Nick Mullens kid out of Southern Mississippi to be a interesting quarterback after checking him out. Wonder if any other quarterbacks that ever came out of Southern Miss were worth a darn… Oh yeah. Some Favre guy.

  4. ak185 says: May 5, 2017 3:31 AM

    I found it very hard to believe that K.D. Cannon wasn’t at least drafted. The 9ers may have gotten a great value signing him out of free agency.

  5. omeimontis says: May 5, 2017 6:52 AM

    Is Chris Borland “trash?” How about Jimmy Ward, Eric Reid, Aldon Smith, Trent Brown, Carlos Hyde, Kap (who led the team to its only SB appearance since the 94 season), and others. Fact is that hired internet trolls are bashing Baalke for supposedly acquiring bad players when in fact he was fired because he hired 2 bad head coaches in a row. Even so, he hired a great one in Jim Harbaugh before that. So at worst he was betting .333 or 1 for 3. Chip Kelly was not a bad coach either. Nobody could have thought that he did such a terrible job last season when he was hired.

  6. primtime420 says: May 5, 2017 1:46 PM

    i mean lets not forget the entire 2012 was a waste! drafting bums like aj jenkins 1st round and lamichael james 2nd round….leaving guys like alshton jeffrey, ruben randle & ty hilton on the board. or defensive players like janoris jenkis & bobby wagner. or lamar miller and doug martin. or how about that time harbaugh was just a deep threat away from a super bowl. and he passed on keenan allen not once…but trice in the 2nd round. drafting stiffs like vance mcdonald and tank caradine. and how many wasted draft picks were used on injurede players recovering from acl injuries? lattimore, and that o lineman from clemson.

    aldon smith was a bad pick. looked good for a few years and self destructed. hyde has yet to stay healthy enough to know if he is even worth keeping. and kap refused to learn. borland retired. so what good was drafting him? balke was fired because he was a terrible gm period!

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