The 49ers on Thursday inked two of their draft picks to rookie contracts. Defensive end Drake Jackson and cornerback Samuel Womack both signed their four-year deals to officially become members of the 49ers. The rest of their draft class is still unsigned.
Jackson was the No. 61 overall pick out of USC. His contract is worth $5,802,392 with $3,143,212 guaranteed per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Since he wasn’t a first-round pick there’ll be no fifth-year option for the 21-year-old.
San Francisco will lean heavily on Jackson in Year 1 as they aim to bolster their pass rush on the edges. He may have a reserve role early in his career, but he eventually figures to be a three-down player for the 49ers.
There’ll be plenty of competition for the nickel corner job in camp for the 49ers, and Womack will certainly be in the mix after a successful college career as a walk-on.
The 49ers will wrap up their offseason program in mid-June. Jackson, Womack and the rest of the team’s rookies will get their first real taste of NFL action in late July when training camp begins.
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