NFL network Ian Rapoport reported that the San Francisco 49ers had signed first-round pick Javon Kinlaw on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option. The Niners selected Kinlaw 13th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. Kinlaw’s total contract value will be $ 15.4 million with a signing bonus of $ 8.8 million. Its cap in 2020 will be $ 2.8 million. With Kinlaw’s signature, 29 of the 32 first-round picks from this previous draft remain unsigned.
Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh offered his scouting report to Kinlaw on the team’s franchise status:
“He is a very large human being. Very explosive, very powerful, he plays with the mentality that we like, a very angry soccer player. So you have the skill set we’re looking for, especially at the defensive line spot. There will be a short adjustment period, but hopefully he quickly picks up on it and gets going. “
That adjustment period may be longer than normal since Kinlaw has not had the opportunity to work with his teammates during OTA or minicamp since they were canceled due to COVID-19. More from Saleh on the topic:
“It’s always going to hurt, from the coach’s point of view, anyway. Veterans will argue otherwise that not having an OTA and not being able to go through those adjustments, the feeling, the first time in the locker room, being able to get all of that out of the way so that when he gets to training camp, it’s not new to him. “
Welcome aboard, Javon.
# 49ers First-round pick Javon Kinlaw announced on instagram that he has officially signed his rookie contract.
He can’t wait to tell his mother that he’s a millionaire. pic.twitter.com/V3BIeMLs3V
– Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) June 26, 2020