The San Francisco 49ers have been praised for their work in the draft last weekend (and as of now, it looks like they should be).
On Tuesday, the 49ers got two of their picks signed.
The 49ers have agreed to deals with their fifth-round pick, former South Florida Bulls outside linebacker/defensive end Aaron Lynch and their seventh-round pick, former Boston College Eagles’ defensive lineman Kaleb Ramsey.
According to Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle, both deals are four-year deals.
#49ers announce they’ve signed two draft picks — fifth-round OLB Aaron Lynch and seventh-round DL Kaleb Ramsey — to four-year deals.
— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) May 14, 2014
The 6’6, 244-pound Lynch started his career with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish before transferring back to his home state of Florida to play for the Bulls. He played defensive end in college, but should play outside linebacker in the 49ers’ 3-4 scheme. There has been controversy around Lynch. His strength coach at USF, Hans Straub, has resigned after making disparaging remarks about Lynch on twitter.
The 6’3, 285-pound Ramsey also looks like a solid addition.