49ers Sign Draft Picks DL Kinlaw & WR Aiyuk
The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed DL Javon Kinlaw and WR Brandon Aiyuk to four-year deals.
Kinlaw (6-6, 310) was selected by the 49ers as the 14th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft out of South Carolina. He appeared in 37 games (34 starts) in three seasons at South Carolina (2017-19) and registered 93 tackles, 18.0 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. As a senior in 2019, he was named Associated Press First-Team All-America, starting all 12 games in which he appeared and registering 35 tackles, 6.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries. In 2018, he started all 12 games in which he appeared, registering 38 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss and a team-high 4.5 sacks. Kinlaw transferred to South Carolina in 2017 where he played in 13 games (10 starts) and recorded 20 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. As a freshman in 2016 at Jones County (Ellisville, MS) Junior College, he recorded 26 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.
A 22-year-old native of Charleston, SC, Kinlaw attended Goose Creek (Charleston, SC) High School.
Aiyuk (6-1, 206) was selected by the 49ers as the 25th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft out of Arizona State. He appeared in 25 games in two seasons (2018-19) at Arizona State and registered 98 receptions for 1,666 yards and 11 touchdowns in addition to returning 28 kickoff returns for 760 yards (27.1 average) and 25 punt returns for 293 yards (11.7 average) and one touchdown on special teams. As a senior in 2019, he earned Third-Team All-America honors after appearing in 12 games and recording 65 receptions for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns. He also added 14 kickoff returns for 446 yards (31.9 average) and 14 punt returns for 226 yards (16.1 average) and one touchdown. He played in all 13 games as a junior in 2018 after transferring to Arizona State, recording 33 receptions for 474 yards and three touchdowns and added 14 kickoff returns for 314 yards (22.4 average) and 11 punt returns for 67 yards (6.1 average). Aiyuk played two seasons (2016-17) at Sierra (Rocklin, CA) College where he appeared in 20 games and recorded 89 receptions for 1,533 yards and 19 touchdowns. He appeared in 10 games as a sophomore in 2017, registering 60 receptions for 960 yards and 14 touchdowns. As a freshman in 2016, he recorded 29 receptions for 573 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games.
A 22-year-old native of Reno, NV, Aiyuk attended Robert McQueen (Reno, NV) High School.