Kinlaw was drafted by the 49ers with the 14th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Appeared in 37 games (34 starts) in three seasons at South Carolina (2017-19) and registered 93 tackles, 18.0 TFLs, 3 FFs and 4 FRs. As a senior in 2019, named Associated Press First-Team All-America, starting all 12 games in which he appeared and registering 35 tackles, 6.0 sacks and 2 FRs. In 2018, started all 12 games in which he appeared, registering 38 tackles, 10.0 TFLs and a team-high 4.5 sacks. Transferred to South Carolina in 2017 where he played in 13 games (10 starts) and recorded 20 tackles, 2.0 TFLS, 2 FRs and 1 FF. As a freshman in 2016 at Jones County (Ellisville, MS) Junior College, recorded 26 tackles, 8.5 TFLs and 4.5 sacks.
Morning Report: Roster Moves, the 49ers Foundation Announces Dates for Annual Event, Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk Debut in Red and Gold
San Francisco announces the signing of DL Alex Barrett, 49ers Foundation's Kickoff: Players for a Purpose set for September 1, Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk show off their new threads on the team's social media.
Morning Report: Kyle Shanahan's Best Head Coaching Traits According to Richard Sherman, NFL Offensive and Defensive Line Rankings
Richard Sherman discusses Kyle Shanahan's most valuable traits as a head coach, how media stack up the 49ers offensive and defensive lines compared to the rest of the NFL.
Morning Report: Rich Eisen Reviews San Francisco's Offseason Moves, NFL's Top 100 Plays of 2019, Front Office Staff Supply Groceries for Over 900 Families
Rich Eisen says San Francisco had the "best offseason" in the NFL, 49ers land six plays in NFL's top 100 of 2019 and the 49ers front office joins Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley for a day of volunteering.
Morning Report: Kyle Shanahan Discusses Virtual Offseason, Robert Saleh Previews Javon Kinlaw's Potential, 49ers Mailbag
Kyle Shanahan reviewed the team's virtual training sessions, Robert Saleh discussed the process to drafting Javon Kinlaw and how to submit your 49ers questions to be answered on 49ers.com.
49ers Morning Report: Dre Greenlaw Compares Javon Kinlaw to Nick Bosa, Raheem Mostert Discusses 'Idol' Frank Gore and 49ers Announce @Home Graduation
Dre Greenlaw discussed the potential for Javon Kinlaw to win Defensive Rookie of the Year, Raheem Mostert reflected on modeling his game after Frank Gore and 49ers will partner with Chegg to hold a virtual graduation for the Class of 2020.
49ers 2020 State of the Franchise Ep. 4: John Lynch Discusses Goals Heading into the 2020 Season
John Lynch joined Greg Papa to review the team's offseason moves, look ahead to the upcoming season and discuss the importance of creating change through the team's social justice initiatives on the fourth episode of the 49ers SOTF, presented by Devcon Construction Inc.