The 49ers’ 2021 NFL draft is finished. They selected eight players, but that doesn’t spell the end of this year’s rookie class.
With some needs still to be addressed, this year’s undrafted free agent class could be key to the quality of the club’s roster. Given their success with UDFAs in the John Lynch-Kyle Shanahan era, it’s worth keeping a close eye on which names they bring in after the draft.
Follow along here for updates on their reported UDFA signings:
LB Elijah Sullivan, Kansas State
Kansas State linebacker Elijah Sullivan is signing with the San Francisco 49ers, got a $30,000 signing bonus, per Myles Poston @mylesposton with $95,000 of his base salary guaranteed for total guarantee of $125,000 #49ers
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 2, 2021
WR Austin Watkins, UAB
One of my favorite “sleeper” WR’s in this class lands in a GREAT SPOT @TheDraftNetwork
— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) May 1, 2021
LB Justin Hilliard, Ohio State
Justin Hilliard heading to San Francisco on undrafted contract https://t.co/N6FX2fTMfs
— Lettermen Row (@LettermenRow) May 1, 2021
TE Josh Pederson, Louisiana-Monroe
Here’s the story of how he got to the NFL:https://t.co/ZUnt8OCrHf
— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) May 1, 2021