49ers Announce Roster Moves

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The San Francisco 49ers announced on Friday the signing of nine of the team's 11 draft picks and 12 undrafted rookie free agents. To make room on the roster, the team has waived kicker Corey Acosta, offensive lineman Jordan Devey, running back Kendall Gaskins and quarterback Dylan Thompson.

The draft picks that have signed their four-year contracts are listed below:

Name

Position

Ht.

Wt.

School

Ronald Blair III

DL

6-4

270

Appalachian State

DeForest Buckner

DL

6-7

300

Oregon

Aaron Burbridge

WR

6-1

208

Michigan State

Fahn Cooper

OL

6-5

306

Mississippi

Jeff Driskel

QB

6-4

231

Louisiana Tech

Prince Charles Iworah

CB

5-11

193

Western Kentucky

Rashard Robinson

CB

6-1

177

Louisiana State

Kelvin Taylor

RB

5-10

205

Florida

John Theus

OL

6-6

303

Georgia

The undrafted rookie free agents that have signed their three-year contracts are listed below:

Name

Position

Ht.

Wt.

School

Kevin Anderson

LB

6-4

244

Stanford

Alex Balducci

OL

6-4

310

Oregon

Jered Bell

S

6-1

205

Colorado

Devon Cajuste

WR

6-4

227

Stanford

Demetrius Cherry

DL

6-6

300

Arizona State

Jason Fanaika

LB

6-3

270

Utah

Lenny Jones

LB

6-3

270

Nevada

Darren Lake

DL

6-3

315

Alabama

John Lunsford

K

6-1

180

Liberty

Blake Muir

OL

6-6

315

Baylor

Norman Price

OL

6-4

311

Southern Mississippi

Bryce Treggs

WR

6-0

185

California


See the following pages for detailed player biographies.


Draft Pick Player Bios

DL Ronald Blair

6-4, 270

Appalachian State

Was the first of three fifth round draft picks (142nd overall) in this year's draft out of Appalachian State University. He started all 51 games in which he appeared in for the Mountaineers and registered 221 tackles, 21.0 sacks, 53.5 tackles for loss, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, one interception and two passes defensed. In 2015, Blair was named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Student-Athlete of the Year and First-Team All-Sun Belt after tallying 71 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 19.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception in 13 starts. As a junior, he was a Second-Team All-Sun Belt honoree and notched 43 tackles, 6.0 sacks, 13.0 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed in 12 starts. In 2013, Blair started two games and recorded seven tackles, 1.0 sack, 1.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery before receiving a medical redshirt. As a sophomore, he was named First-Team All-Southern Conference as he started all 12 games and registered 60 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. In 2011, Blair earned NCAA Division I FCS Freshman All-America honors from the College Sports Journal and was a Southern Conference All-Freshman Team honoree after starting all 12 games and tallying 40 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one pass defensed. A 23-year old native of Greensboro, GA, Blair attended Greene County High School in Greensboro.DL DeForest Buckner

6-7, 300

Oregon

Was the first of two first-round draft picks (7th overall) selected by the 49ers in this year's draft. In 54 games at the University of Oregon, he finished with 232 tackles, 18.0 sacks, 36.0 tackles for loss and nine passes defensed. In 2015, he was named First-Team All-America by USA Today and Second-Team All-America by the Associated Press. In addition, he earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors and the Morris Trophy Award, a prestigious honor voted on by opposing Pac-12 offensive linemen. He appeared in all 13 games and registered 83 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 17.0 tackles for loss and five passes defensed last season. As a junior in 2014, Buckner started all 15 games for the Ducks, and was named Second-Team All- Pac-12 after recording 81 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 13 tackles for loss and four passes defensed. In 2013, he appeared in 13 games (eight starts) and registered 39 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss. As a freshman in 2012, Buckner received the Casanova Award as the team's top first-year player after appearing in 13 games (two starts) and recording 29 tackles, 1.0 sack and 2.5 tackles for loss. A 22-year old native of Honolulu, HI, Buckner attended Punahou High School in Honolulu.WR Aaron Burbridge

6-1, 208

Michigan State

Was the third of three sixth round draft picks (213th overall) in this year's draft out of Michigan State University. In four years with the Spartans, he played in 51 games (23 starts) and tallied 165 receptions for 2,174 yards and 10 touchdowns. His 165 career receptions ranks 2nd in school history, behind only WR B.J. Cunningham (218). In 2015, Burbridge was named the Richter-Howard Big Ten Receiver of the Year in addition to earning First-Team All-Big Ten and Honorable Mention All-America honors as he played in 14 games (13 starts) and led the Big Ten in receptions (85) and receiving yards (1,258) while adding seven touchdowns. Burbridge became just the third Spartan receiver to lead the Big Ten in receiving yards (WR Charles Rogers - 2002; Tony Lippett - 2014) and the second to lead the conference in receptions (Kirk Gibson - 1976 and 1978). In 2014, he played in 13 games, notching 29 receptions for 358 yards and one touchdown while being selected as the offensive recipient of MSU's Tommy Love Award for most improved player. In 2013, Burbridge played in 13 games (three starts) and recorded 22 receptions for 194 yards. In 2012, he was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team after playing in 11 games (seven starts) and registering 29 receptions for 364 yards and two touchdowns. A 22-year old native of Farmington Hills, MI, Burbridge attended Farmington Hills High School.OL Fahn Cooper

6-5, 306

Mississippi

Was the third of three fifth round draft picks (174th overall) in this year's draft out of the University of Mississippi. During his two seasons at Mississippi, he started all 26 games for the Rebels. In 2015, Cooper was the Kent Hull Trophy winner, presented to Mississippi's college offensive lineman of the year, as he started all 13 games and helped Ole Miss lead the SEC in scoring (40.8 points per game), total offense (517.8 yds. per game) and passing offense (334.7 yds. per game), which ranked in the top 10 nationally and set school records in each category. In 2014, he started all 13 games. Cooper transferred to Ole Miss after spending the 2013 season at the College of DuPage, where he earned Second-Team NJCAA All-America honors. He began his collegiate career at Bowling Green, where he started all 13 games in 2012 and was part of an offensive line that averaged 153.4 rushing yards per game and a unit that allowed just 15 sacks in 13 games. Cooper redshirted in 2011. A 23-year old native of Crystal Lake, IL, Cooper attended Crystal Lake South High School.QB Jeff Driskel

6-4, 231

Louisiana Tech

Was the first of three sixth round draft picks (207th overall) in this year's draft out of Louisiana Tech University. In just one season at Louisiana Tech, he was named Conference USA Newcomer of the Year and also earned Honorable Mention All-Conference USA, Conference USA All-Academic Team, Louisiana Newcomer of the Year and First-Team All-Louisiana honors. Driskel started all 13 games in 2015 and completed 281 or 450 attempts for 4,033 yards, 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions. His 4,033 passing yards ranked 3rd in school history for a single season. Driskel transferred to Louisiana Tech after graduating from the University of Florida. In four years with the Gators, he played in 29 games (21 starts) and completed 328 of 552 attempts for 3,411 yards, 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions, while rushing for 644 yards and 8 touchdowns on 220 carries. In 2014, he played in nine games (six starts) and completed 114 of 212 attempts for 1,140 yards, nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions, while rushing for 180 yards and four touchdowns on 69 carries. In 2013, Driskel started all three games in which he appeared and completed 42 of 61 attempts for 477 yards and two touchdowns. In 2012, he started all 12 games in which he appeared and completed 156 of 245 attempts for 1,646 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions, while rushing for 408 yards and three touchdowns on 118 carries. In 2011, he appeared in five games and completed 16 of 34 attempts for 148 yards. A 23-year old native of Oviedo, FL, Driskel attended Hagerty High School in Oviedo.CB Prince Charles Iworah

5-11, 193

Western Kentucky

Was selected by the 49ers in the seventh round (249th overall) of this year's draft out of Western Kentucky University. In 40 games during his four-year career with the Hilltoppers, he recorded 91 tackles, five interceptions, 16 passes defensed, 3.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Over his final two seasons (2014-15), Iworah started all 27 games and registered 79 tackles, 16 passes defensed and five interceptions. As a senior in 2015, he finished with career highs in tackles (42) and interceptions (four). A 23-year old native of Nashville, TN, Iworah attended Father Ryan High School in Nashville.CB Rashard Robinson

6-1, 177

Louisiana State

Was selected by the 49ers in the fourth round (133rd overall) of this year's draft out of Louisiana State University. He appeared in 20 games (8 starts) for the Tigers and tallied 33 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one interception and four passes defensed in his career. In 2014, Robinson played in eight games (six starts) and recorded 17 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and one pass defensed. As a freshman, he appeared in 12 games (two starts) and notched 16 tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, one interception and three passes defensed. A 20-year old native of Pompano Beach, FL, Robinson attended Ely High School in Pompano Beach.RB Kelvin Taylor

5-10, 205

Florida

Was the second of three sixth round draft picks (211th overall) in this year's draft out of the University of Florida. In three seasons with the Gators, he appeared in 37 games and rushed for 2,108 yards and 23 touchdowns on 486 carries. In 2015, Taylor rushed for 1,035 yards and 13 touchdowns on 259 carries, while adding 17 receptions for 150 yards. He became the ninth player in school history to rush for 1,000-or-more yards in a season and his 259 carries were the second-most in school history. In 2014, Taylor played in 12 games and rushed for 565 yards and six touchdowns on 116 carries. In 2013, he was selected to the Freshman All-SEC Team and Honorable Mention All-Freshman by College Football News as he played in 11 games and rushed for 508 yards and four touchdowns on 111 carries. A 22-year old native of Belle Glade, FL, Taylor attended Glades Day High School in Belle Glade.OL John Theus

6-6, 303

Georgia

Was the second of three fifth round draft picks (145th overall) in this year's draft out of the University of Georgia. He appeared in 53 games (48 starts) during his four-year career with the Bulldogs. As a senior, Theus started all 13 games and was voted the Bulldogs overall team captain in additional to winning one of four Coaches' Leadership Awards and earning First-Team All-SEC honors. In 2014, he started all 13 games and earned AP Honorable Mention All-SEC honors as the offensive line led the SEC in rushing (257.8 yards per game). As a sophomore, Theus played in 13 games (8 starts) and was part of an offense that ranked second in the SEC in passing. In 2012, he was named to The Sporting News All-America Freshman Team. That season, Theus started all 14 games and became just the third true freshman to start at tackle in a season opener for Georgia since freshmen became eligible in 1973. Additionally, he was also named to the SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll. A 22-year old native of Jacksonville, FL, Theus attended The Bolles School in Jacksonville.

**Undrafted Player Bios

**

LB Kevin Anderson

6-4, 244

Stanford

Appeared in 41 games and registered 124 tackles, 18.5 TFLs and 11.0 sacks during his five-year career with the Cardinal. In 2015, appeared in 10 games and recorded 40 tackles, 8.5 TFLs and 2.0 sacks. In 2014, saw action in all 13 games and registered 52 tackles, 1.5 TFLs and 5.5 sacks. In 2013, recorded 26 tackles, 6.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks while appearing in all 14 games. In 2012, appeared in all 14 games and notched 6 tackles, 2.0 TFLs and 2.0 sacks. Did not see any game action as a freshman. Attended Palo Alto (CA) HS, where he recorded 110 tackles, 22 TFLs and 11.5 sacks as a senior while leading his team to the 2010 CIF Division I State Bowl title. Was also named San Jose Mercury News All-Santa Clara County, Palo Alto Daily News Defensive Player of the Year and Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Lineman of the Year that season. Born 4/5/93 in Palo Alto, CA.OL Alex Balducci

6-4, 310

Oregon

Appeared in 45 games and registered 77 tackles, 12.0 TFLs and 4.5 sacks throughout his four-year career at Oregon. As a senior, recorded 40 tackles, 6.0 TFLs and 3.5 sacks and earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 honors. In 2014, started all 15 games and registered 18 tackles, 3.0 TFLs and 1.0 sack. Saw action in all 13 games as a sophomore, recording 18 tackles and 3.0 TFLs. As a freshman, appeared in 4 games and registered 1 tackle. Attended Central Catholic (Portland, OR) HS, where he was named the Mt. Hood Conference and Class 6A Defensive Player of the Year in 2011. Was also named first-team all-state as both a defensive and offensive lineman three times. Born 3/1/94 in Portland, OR.

S Jered Bell

6-1, 205

Colorado

Appeared in 49 games (20 starts) during his career with the Buffaloes and registered 134 tackles, 8 INTs and 6 PDs. As a senior, appeared in all 13 games (6 starts) and recorded 43 tackles and 2 PDs while tying for the team lead with 3 INTs. In 2014, missed the entire season due to injury. As a junior, played in all 12 games (11 starts) and registered 67 tackles, 6 PDs, 3 INTs, 2 FFs and 1 FR. In 2012, appeared in all 12 games (2 starts) and recorded 13 tackles and 1 FR. Redshirted due to injury in 2011. As a freshman, saw action in all 12 games (1 start) and registered 11 tackles. Attended Colony (Ontario, CA) HS, where he recorded 47 tackles and 5 INTs while leading his team to a league title as a senior. Born 1/19/92 in Pasadena, CA.WR Devon Cajuste

6-4, 227

Stanford

Played in 45 games and registered 90 recepts. for 1,589 yds. and 14 TDs during his Stanford career. In 2015, appeared in 13 games and recorded 27 recepts. for 383 yds. and 3 TDs. In 2014, started 11 games and registered 34 recepts. for 557 yds. and 6 TDs. In 2013, appeared in 13 games and recorded 28 recepts. for 642 yds. and 5 TDs. Appeared in 8 games in 2012 and registered 1 recept. for 7 yds. Did not see action as a freshman. Attended Holy Cross (Flushing, NY) HS, where he led the league in recepts. (47), rec. yds. (864) and TDs (9) as a senior. Born 1/31/93 in Syosset, NY.DL Demetrius Cherry

6-6, 300

Arizona State

Saw action in 25 games (8 starts) over two seasons at Arizona State and registered 37 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 0.5 sacks. In 2015, appeared in all 13 games (2 starts) and recorded 19 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 0.5 sack. As a junior, played in 12 games (6 starts) and finished with 18 tackles. In 2013, redshirted and contributed on the scout team. Prior to Arizona State, played two seasons at Contra Costa (San Pablo, CA) College, where he registered 55 tackles, 8.5 TFLs and 8.0 sacks. Attended Oak Ridge (NC) Military Academy, where he recorded 92 tackles and 4.0 sacks in 2010. Born 6/21/92 in Frostproof, FL.LB Jason Fanaika

6-3, 270

Utah

Appeared in 26 games (18 starts) and registered 88 tackles, 20.0 TFLs and 9.0 sacks in two seasons at Utah. In 2015, appeared in 13 games (10 starts) and recorded 53 tackles, 10.5 TFLs, 4.0 sacks, 2 FFs and 4 PDs. As a junior, appeared in all 13 games (8 starts) and registered 55 tackles, 9.5 TFLs and 5.0 sacks. Redshirted during the 2013 season after transferring from Utah State. At Utah State in 2012, played in 11 games (4 starts) and recorded 14 tackles, 2 TFLs and 1.0 sack. As a true freshman, appeared in 10 games (1 start) and registered 15 tackles. Attended Pleasant Grove (UT) HS, where he was first-team all-region and led his team to the state quarterfinals as a senior. Born 6/17/92 in Pleasant Grove, UT.LB Lenny Jones

6-3, 270

Nevada

Appeared in 50 games (31 starts) and recorded 149 tackles, 31.5 TFLs and 19.0 sacks during his career with the Wolf Pack. He finished his collegiate career ranked 5th in school history with 19.0. In 2015, played in 12 games (11 starts) and registered 45 tackles, 11.5 TFLs, 6.0 sacks, 4 PDs and 1 FR to earn Second-Team All-Mountain West honors. As a junior, appeared in all 13 games and was credited with 36 tackles, 8.5 TFLs, 5.0 sacks, 5 PDs and 2 INTs. In 2013, appeared in all 12 games (7 starts) and recorded 31 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, 3.0 sacks and 3 PDs. As a redshirt freshman, was named Freshman Second-Team All-America after starting all 13 games and registering 37 tackles, 7.0 TFLs, 5.0 sacks, 3 FFs and 3 PDs. Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011. Attended San Leandro (CA) HS, where he earned first-team all-league honors as both a tight end and defensive end as a senior. Born 8/8/91 in San Leandro, CA.DL Darren Lake

6-3, 315

Alabama

Appeared in 42 games and recorded 26 tackles and 1 TFL during his four-year career with the Crimson Tide. As a senior, appeared in 13 games and registered 3 tackles. In 2014, saw action in 8 games and was credited with 5 tackles. As a sophomore, appeared in 13 games and recorded 15 tackles. In 2012, recorded 3 tackles and 1 TFL as a freshman. Attended Sumter County (York, AL) HS, where he was named first-team Alabama Sports Writers Associated 4A all-state as a senior. Born 12/28/92 in York, AL.K John Lunsford

6-0, 185

Liberty

Finished his career at Liberty as the NCAA record holder for 50-or-more yd. FGs by an FCS kicker with 12 and ranks second in school history in career scoring (294 points), FGM (48) and PATs (150). As a senior, was named First-Team All-Big South for the second consecutive season after converting 13-of-24 FGAs and 32-of -32 PATs. In 2014, converted 19-of-24 FGAs and 43-of-44 PATs to earn First-Team All-Big South honors. As a sophomore, converted all 53 of his PATs in addition to 8-of-19 FGAs. In 2012, named Big South Second-Team All-Conference as a freshman after converting 9-of-12 FGAs and 22-of-25 PATs. Attended Evangelical Christian (Fort Myers, FL) HS, where he was a two-time all-area selection and named to the all-state team as a senior. Born 11/14/93 in Fort Myers, FL.OL Blake Muir

6-6, 315

Baylor

Started 25 games over two seasons at Baylor University. As a senior, started all 13 games and was named First-Team All-Big 12 after being part of an offensive line that paved the way for the nation's second rated rushing offense (326.7 yds. per game). In 2014, started 12 games at left guard and earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors. In 2013, transferred from the University of Hawaii and sat out the season to fulfill the transfer requirements. In 2012, started 12 games at left tackle for the Rainbow Warriors and was named to the All-Mountain West Academic Team. Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011. Attended Kirrawee (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) HS and played football for the Sutherland Seahawks Gridiron Club. Born 5/10/91 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.OL Norman Price

6-4, 311

Southern Mississippi

Appeared in 23 games (20 starts) during his two-year career at Southern Mississippi. Started all 14 games as a senior in 2015. Appeared in 9 games (6 starts) as a junior after transferring from Hinds (Raymond, MS) Community College. In two years at Hinds, appeared in 19 games and earned both First-Team All-Region 23 and all-state honors in 2013. Attended Vicksburg (MS) HS, where he lettered as a senior. Born 8/25/94 in Vicksburg, MS.WR Bryce Treggs

6-1, 180

California

Finished his career ranked third in school history with 195 career recepts. and fourth with 2,506 rec. yds. while appearing in 45 games (33 starts) over four years at California. Earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 honors as a senior, registering 45 recepts. for 956 yds. and 7 TDs while appearing in all 13 games (6 starts). In 2014, played in 12 games (10 starts) and recorded 52 recepts. for 583 yds. and 6 TDs. As a sophomore, appeared in 11 games (9 starts) and was an Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 selection with 77 recepts. for 751 yds. and 1 TD. In 2012, appeared in 9 games (8 starts) and registered 21 recepts. for 216 yds. and 1 TD. Attended St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) HS, where he registered 70 recepts. for 1,377 yds. and 11 TDs and was named the Southern Section and All-Pac-5 Player of the Year as a senior. Born 4/30/94 in Inglewood, CA.

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