49ers signed these undrafted free agents after 2023 NFL Draft

UTEP Miners running back Ronald Awatt (22) Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
UTEP Miners running back Ronald Awatt (22) Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /

The 49ers still have to get their offseason roster up to 90 players after adding nine in the 2023 NFL Draft, meaning some undrafted free agents were signed.

Every now and then, a rookie player who slips through the NFL Draft and subsequently signs with a team can turn into a good contributor.

Even more rarely, that same player can turn into a superstar.

Granted, the San Francisco 49ers’ newest class of undrafted free agents, all added after the 2023 draft, are far away from being classified as “good” or as a “superstar.”

But, they all had to start somewhere.

The thing with undrafted free agency is that it doesn’t exactly end, but there’s a rush on players who slipped through all seven rounds of the NFL Draft itself. As long as teams like the Niners have roster spots available, they can sign whichever players are desirable.

Let’s take a look at the class of undrafted free agents San Francisco has brought aboard thus far after its own additions in the 2023 NFL Draft.

2023 list of undrafted free agents who signed with 49ers

Granted, the following group of players hasn’t officially been announced as under contract with the team just yet. Instead, these are reports that say each has signed a deal with the 49ers.

OL Joey Fisher, Shepherd

The Niners didn’t take an offensive lineman in this year’s draft despite needing one.

Based on Joey Fisher’s bench-press reps, he seems pretty strong.

OL Ilm Manning, Hawaii

Doubling down on the UDFA O-line pickups, Ilm Manning likely kicks inside from tackle to guard at the pro level, as The Draft Network’s Justin Melo suggested above.

C Corey Luciano, Washington

Corey Luciano will hope to secure a backup role behind the Niners’ presumed starting center, Jake Brendel.

Brendel worked his way up the ranks from being a UDFA, too.

FB Jack Colletto, Oregon State

San Francisco has historically carried a backup fullback during the offseason and preseason as insurance to the perennial Pro Bowler, Kyle Juszczyk.

It seems as if it’s Jack Colletto’s turn to fulfill that role.

RB Ronald Awatt, UTEP

The 6-foot-0, 205-pound Ronald Awatt rushed for over 700 yards in each of the last two seasons, averaging 4.8 yards per carry in the process.

Can he be the next hidden-gem running back the 49ers identify?

DB D’Shawn Jamison, Texas

D’Shawn Jamison will compete for a slot-corner role.

DB Avery Young, Rutgers

At 6-foot-1 and 207 pounds, Avery Young can play all over the defensive backfield. While not exactly a standout in any one particular area, that versatility should serve him well during training camp.

DL Spencer Waege, North Dakota State

RB Khalan Laborn, Marshall

Khalan Laborn rushed for 1,513 yards on 302 carries, averaging 5 yards per attempt last season. He also is in the mix for a hidden-gem addition in the backfield.

LB Mariano Sori-Marin, Minnesota

The Niners already grabbed a playmaking linebacker in this year’s draft, Dee Winters, and they also double down with Jalen Graham at the end of Round 7.

That said, Mariano Sori-Marin is physical and fast, and he’ll need those attributes to make a dent on the roster.

WR Jadakis Bonds, Hampton

Keep in mind, the list of undrafted free agents is not unlike the full 49ers roster during the offseason, and it’ll change with players being let go and others being signed.

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