The San Francisco 49ers officially signed 10 undrafted free agents to their 90-man offseason roster, and these four have the best chance to stick around in 2019.
Trying to land a job with an NFL team as an undrafted free agent is tough business. Fortunately, the San Francisco 49ers have gotten some pretty good production out of these kinds of players in recent years.
Case in point, running back Matt Breida, who went undrafted in 2017, emerged as the team’s starter last season and finished fourth in the league with an average of 5.3 yards per carry. Kendrick Bourne, also a 2017 UDFA, led the Niners wide receivers with 487 yards last season, while quarterback Nick Mullens helped carry San Francisco’s offense to three of the team’s four wins a year ago.
- Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair, Florida Atlantic
- Safety Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Arizona
- Defensive Lineman Jamell Garcia-Williams, University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Defensive Lineman Kevin Givens, Penn State
- Safety Cameron Glenn, Wake Forest
- Wide Receiver Malik Henry, West Georgia
- Tight End Tyree Mayfield, Wyoming
- Wide Receiver Shawn Poindexter, Arizona
- Offensive Guard Ross Reynolds, Iowa
- Quarterback Wilton Speight, UCLA
The majority of these names, if not all, are destined to either be post-preseason roster cuts, either destined to the league’s waiver wire or, potentially, a practice squad.
A few, however, could be lucky enough to land on San Francisco’s regular-season 53-man roster if they shine in both training camp and the preseason.
Here are the four with the best chances at doing the latter scenario.