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The 49ers sign second-round pick Drake Jackson to a 4-year rookie deal.
The San Francisco 49ers signed former USC defensive end Drake Jackson to his four-year rookie deal. The team selected Jackson with the 29th pick (61st overall) in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft. News of the signing comes from Jackson’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, and was first reported by Pro FootballTalk. Jackson becomes the first of nine 49ers draft picks to sign with the team. “You turn on the movie, and he jumps out of the movie in terms of athleticism, talent, length and all of those things, his ability to turn the corner and redirect, all the things that we look for and covet in a defensive end.” general manager John Lynch said of
DeMeco Ryans: ‘The sky is the limit’ for 49ers rookie Drake Jackson
By Rohan Chakravarti
8 of June
Wednesday marked the completion of the second day of mandatory minicamp for the San Francisco 49ers, which was moved up a week after the conclusion of organized team activities last week. Defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans spoke to the media shortly after practice, where he was asked a question about San Francisco’s top pick in the 2022 NFL Draft: defensive end Drake Jackson. Ryans, like many others, anticipated that USC’s top product would have been off the board by the time the 49ers were on the clock, but he was very pleased when the board fell the way it did. “With Drake, first of all, just getting Drake, just happy to have him because we didn’t think he would be there in that spot,” Ryans said. “Then get
49ers minicamp notebook: Bosa, Ebukam warm up to rookie Jackson; A happy but crowded D-Line room; Ryans at cornerbacks
Could the 49ers have a big steal on their hands with Drake Jackson’s second-round pick? That’s what it sounds like, based on comments from defensive ends Samson Ebukam and Nick Bosa. Both players praised Jackson on Wednesday, offering the kind of praise rookies don’t often get from veterans at this stage of the game. Or, as Ebukam put it, “Damn. It’s good.” Read on for more on Jackson from Ebukam and Bosa, along with much more from Wednesday’s 49ers minicamp practice post-practice press sessions. There was a lot of talk about the defensive side of the ball, along with some comments from the 49ers’ new special teams coordinator, Brian Schneider. Check it out in this edition of the 49ers Notebook. They
Why John Lynch Turned Down Broadcast Job, Pay Raise To Stay With 49ers
In February, it was reported that San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch was offered roughly three times his current salary to quit his office job and return to the broadcast booth. Lynch worked for FOX before signing with the Niners. That type of offer would be around 15 million dollars a year. Following last season, Lynch addressed rumors that he was contemplating a return to broadcasting. “From time to time opportunities present themselves and I can tell you and everyone that my commitment right now is to this.