Looking into 49ers' rookie extension candidates and what they might get

Brandon Aiyuk is one big name eligible for an extension, but what about some of the other Niners who are entering the final year of their rookie contracts?

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (L) and left guard Aaron Banks (R)
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (L) and left guard Aaron Banks (R) / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages
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Cornerback Deommodore Lenoir

Prediction: 3 years, $18.75 million ($6 million guaranteed)

Deommodore Lenoir came into his own over the course of 2023, especially after the Niners bumped him inside to nickel after one of their offseason free-agent pickups, Isaiah Oliver, flamed out.

Over the course of the year, Lenor held opposing quarterbacks to a passer rating of just 75.2 with three interceptions and a whopping 10 passes broken up.

It appears as if San Francisco has found its long-term answer at nickel.

Fortunately, as is the case with Aaron Banks at guard, nickel cornerbacks almost never make the kind of money boundary corners receive, which means it should be relatively easy to lock up the 24-year-old Lenoir on a solid deal. Considering how much the 49ers defense deploys its nickel formation, Lenoir is essentially a s

Three years at $18.75 million probably gets the job done, especially if there's a $6 million guarantee associated with it.

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