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Morning Report: Get to Know New 49ers Safety Malik Mustapha 🗞️

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Here are your top 49ers storylines for Thursday, May 2nd.

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Malik Mustapha Goes From 49ers Fan to 49ers Draftee | Off the Field

Since childhood, Wake Forest safety Malik Mustapha was a fan of the San Francisco 49ers. In the 2024 NFL Draft, the 49ers were a fan of Mustapha.

Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina, Mustapha was uniquely surrounded by Dallas Cowboys fans in his family. However, because he wanted to stand out, Mustapha chose a different path and decided to become a 49ers fan. His love for San Francisco was fueled by playing as a member of the 49ers in Madden. Through playing the video game, he pinpointed his favorite NFL player, former 49ers running back Frank Gore.

Power Rankings: 49ers Remain Top NFC Team Following the 2024 NFL Draft

The post-draft sentiment surrounding the San Francisco 49ers is overwhelmingly high with the team only continuing to infuse itself with more youth and talent over draft weekend. The red and gold made its return to the first round of the NFL draft and added wide receiver Ricky Pearsall with the 31st-overall pick. Three trades and seven more selections were made over the last six rounds that addressed needs at offensive line and corner while also adding speed and versatility to the wide receiver and running back units.

Draft Grades Are In! Experts Weigh in on 49ers Eight Draft Picks

Hundreds of top-ranked college prospects had their dreams realized this past weekend during the 2024 NFL Draft. Over the course of the three-day event, all 32 clubs handpicked the players they hope will strengthen their organizations in the seasons to come. The San Francisco 49ers brokered three deals during the draft and closed out the selection process with eight total picks. In their return to the first round of the draft, the 49ers took wide receiver Ricky Pearsall out of the University of Florida. Six of San Francisco's draft picks came in Rounds 1 through 4 with their final two picks coming at No. 215 (Round 6) and No. 251 (Round 7).

5 Things to Know: Ricky Pearsall

In the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Ricky Pearsall from the University of Florida 31st overall.

"This is a legendary program," Pearsall said after being drafted. "I just appreciate the entire organization for taking a chance on me and I'm going to prove them right. I'm looking forward to getting the work in and showing everybody."

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