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49ers sign 6th round picks RB Kelvin Taylor, QB Jeff Driskel

May 5, 2016 at 10:06 AM--


San Francisco 49ers sixth-round draft selection, RB Kelvin Taylor out of Florida, has reportedly signed his contract with the team, per Rand Getlin of NFL Network.


The team has also signed fellow sixth-round selection, QB Jeff Driskel, to a deal reportedly worth up to $2.629 million and including a $112,540 signing bonus, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.


Taylor is the son of former Jacksonville Jaguars RB Fred Taylor. In three years with Florida, Taylor had 2,108 rushing yards on 486 attempts (4.3 average), 23 rushing touchdowns, and 179 yards on 24 receptions. In 2015, he had 1,035 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. 17 of those receptions came in 2015 for 150 yards receiving.

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"I feel like I'm an every down back, and I want to get out there in camp and start making plays," Taylor said following his draft selection. He was a teammate with the 49ers' selection prior to him, QB Jeff Driskel. Driskel and Taylor played together at Florida before Driskel left for Louisiana Tech. He was also a teammate of current 49ers OT Trent Brown.

Driskel spent time with Florida from 2011 through 2014. He played for Louisiana Tech in 2015 where he completed 62.3-percent of his passes for 4,026 yards, 27 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a rating of 154.1 in 13 games.



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