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Breaking down the contract values of the recently signed 49ers draft picks

May 10, 2024 at 5:21 PM


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The San Francisco 49ers recently finalized deals with three players from their 2024 draft class, officially announcing the signings today. They were cornerback Renardo Green from Florida State, running back Isaac Guerendo from Louisville, and wide receiver Jacob Cowing from Arizona. Their contract details can be found here.

Additionally, the 49ers confirmed that three other rookies from their recent draft class have inked their four-year deals. These players are offensive lineman Dominick Puni from Kansas, safety Malik Mustapha from Wake Forest, and linebacker Tatum Bethune from Florida State.

With these signings, wide receiver Ricky Pearsall of Florida and offensive lineman Jarrett Kingston of USC remain as the only unsigned players from the 49ers' 2024 draft class.

Under the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), all rookie contracts are set for a duration of four years. However, first-round selections come with a team option for a fifth year, a provision that applies only to Pearsall in San Francisco's case.

Let's delve into the specifics of the four-year deals signed by each draft pick, as reported by OverTheCap.com:

Dominick Puni


Puni's contract is valued at approximately $5.7 million. This includes a signing bonus of around $966,000 and a 2024 salary-cap hit of about $1.04 million.

Team-provided bio: Was selected by the 49ers in the third round (86th overall) of this year's draft out of Kansas. Appeared in 42 games (38 starts) over six seasons at Central Missouri (2018-21) and Kansas (2022-23). As a redshirt senior in 2023, started in 12 games and earned AP First-Team All-Big 12 honors. As a redshirt junior in 2022, was named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention after starting in 12 games. In 2019, started in 13 games for Central Missouri and earned All-MIAA Honorable Mention. As a true freshman in 2018, appeared in 7 games (3 starts). Born 2/24/00 in St. Charles, MO.

Malik Mustapha


Mustapha's contract amounts to about $4.76 million, featuring a signing bonus of approximately $739,000 and a 2024 salary-cap hit of about $980,000.

Team-provided bio: Was the first of three fourth-round draft picks (124th overall) selected by the 49ers in this year's draft out of Wake Forest. Appeared in 39 games (22 starts) over four years at Wake Forest (2021-23) and Richmond (2020-21) and registered 192 tackles, 10 PDs, 3 INTs, 15.0 TFLs, 4.0 sacks, 4 FFs and 2 FRs. As a redshirt junior in 2023, started all 12 games at S and notched 80 tackles, 3 PDs, 1 INT, 0.5 sack and 1 FF as a team captain. In 2022, started all 10 games and tallied 58 tackles, 3 PDs and 2 FFs, helping Wake Forest earn its second-consecutive bowl game with a victory over Missouri in the Gasparilla Bowl. Appeared in 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2021 and posted 37 tackles, 4 PDs, 2 INTs, 1 FF and 2 FRs, helping the Demon Deacons earn the ACC Atlantic Division and Gator Bowl titles. As a true freshman, appeared in 4 games during the shortened 2020 COVID-19 season and registered 17 tackles. Born 6/25/02 in Charlotte, NC.

Tatum Bethune


Bethune's contract is worth approximately $4.1 million, including a signing bonus of around $82,000 and a 2024 salary-cap hit of about $815,000.

Team-provided bio: Was selected by the 49ers in the seventh round (251st overall) of this year's draft out of Florida State. Appeared in 61 games (37 starts) over five seasons at Florida State (2022-23) and Central Florida (2019-21) and registered 339 tackles, 28.0 TFLs, 7.5 sacks, 10 PDs, 4 INTs and 2 FFs. In 2023, appeared in 13 games (10 starts) and recorded a team-high 70 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, 3 PDs and 1 INT, earning Third-Team All-ACC honors. In 2022, appeared in 13 games (11 starts) and tallied 84 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, 3.0 sacks and 1 FR, Honorable Mention All-ACC. Started in 11 games at Central Florida in 2021 and registered a team-high 101 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, 2.0 sacks, 2 INTs and 1 FF, earning Honorable Mention All-AAC. As a sophomore in 2020, appeared in 10 games and registered 57 tackles, 7.0 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, 2 PDs and 1 INT. As a true freshman in 2019, appeared in 13 games and finished with 20 tackles, 1 PD and 1 FF. Born 2/19/01 in Miami, FL.
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