SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round draft picks Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk to four-year deals, the team said Friday.
The defending NFC champion 49ers made two trades during the draft, moving down one spot to take Kinlaw, a defensive lineman out of South Carolina at No. 14, and then up six spots to take Aiyuk, a wide receiver from Arizona State with the 25th selection.READ MORE: 14-Year-Old Teen Arrested In Shooting Death Of Fairfield Teen Found Dead By Train Tracks
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The picks help the 49ers fill two big holes created when star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner was traded to Indianapolis and receiver Emmanuel Sanders left in free agency.
Kinlaw was a first-team Associated Press All-American as a senior, when he had six sacks, 35 tackles and two fumble recoveries in 12 starts.MORE NEWS: Search Continues For Hit-And-Run Driver That Killed Caltrans Subcontractor On Highway 99
Aiyuk had a breakout senior season and was named a third-team All-American after making 65 catches for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had 14 kickoff returns for 446 yards and 14 punt returns for 226 yards and one touchdown.