Report: Deebo Samuel agrees to rookie deal with 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers are getting ready to report to training camp on Friday. Besides getting Nick Bosa signed, the 49ers were also able to sign Deebo Samuel to his rookie deal ahead of the start of training camp.
The 49ers selected Samuel with the 36th overall pick in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Kyle Shanahan wanted to add more weapons to the offense to help Jimmy Garoppolo.
In college at South Carolina, Samuel was known as a big-playmaker, averaging 14.2 yards per reception in his last season. Now, Samuel will have to earn his way up the depth chart and try winning the slot receiver job.
Currently, San Francisco is expected to roll out Dante Pettis and Marquise Goodwin as their top two wideouts. Along with Samuel, Trent Taylor and Jordan Matthews are fighting for the third receiver spot.
With Garoppol back under center, Shanahan will likely try to deploy his aerial offense in 2019. Samuel might be a rookie but he could immediately produce if he can prove himself during training camp.
Signing his rookie deal is a good start for Samuel as he can finally begin to focus on working with the team. The 49ers didn’t use a second-round pick on Samuel for nothing so expect to see him get a decent opportunity.
Nonetheless, as it currently looks, Samuel will be in San Francisco for the next four seasons.