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49ers sign 5th-round draft pick Samuel Womack to 4-yr, $4 million rookie deal

Jun 2, 2022 at 12:11 PM--

The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Toledo cornerback Samuel Womack to his rookie four-year deal. The team made him the 29th pick (No. 172 overall) in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. His flexibility makes him an excellent candidate to play nickel.

News of the signing comes from Womack's agent. He becomes the second of the 49ers' nine draft picks to sign their rookie contract. The team's first selection of this year's draft, defensive end Drake Jackson, also signed.

"Interesting story, a walk-on at Toledo who became a two-time captain," general manager John Lynch said on April 30. "Very highly productive player at Toledo. Can really run and very productive around the ball, all kinds of PBUs and playmaker rating as our R&D guys took a look at it."

Womack registered 33 tackles, one tackle for a loss, 15 passes defensed, and two interceptions through 13 game appearances as a senior in 2021, per Sports Reference. He recorded 126 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, 0.5 sacks, 39 passes defensed, five interceptions, and a forced fumble through his five collegiate seasons.

"[The 49ers and I] talked about playing a majority inside, as well as playing special teams," Womack told reporters after being drafted. "I also have the versatility to play outside and we talked about that also. This journey and this road that I've been on in getting to this moment, it was just so surreal. I really couldn't believe it."

Thanks to the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which runs through the 2030 season, all rookie contracts are for a length of four years. First-round selections come with an option for a fifth year, which doesn't apply to any of the 49ers' nine draft selections.

The total value of Womack's four-year contract is set to be $3,993,544, per OverTheCap.com. That includes a signing bonus of $333,544 and a 2022 salary-cap figure of $788,386.

"I have a lot of experience blitzing and a lot of reps, whether it is in practice or a game," Womack added. "I like it. I feel like when I come off on that edge, I can use my speed by being fast and having the lineman try to get his hands on me real quick. I feel like I can get to that quarterback when I'm blitzing and make a play back there because I'm so fast."


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