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Schedule Preview: 49ers add two first-round picks

With the 2020 schedule now released, will be taking a look at the offseason moves made by each of the team's 13 opponents.

Let's take a look at what the San Francisco 49ers did over the last few months.

Matchup: Week 3 - Sunday, September 27, 1:00 PM at MetLife Stadium

2019 record: 13-3 (Lost to Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV 31-20)

Head Coach: Kyle Shanahan (4th season with San Francisco)

Free Agency


DT Arik Armstead (signed to 5-year deal), C Ben Garland (signed to 1-year deal), S Jimmie Ward (signed to 3-year deal), DL Ronald Blair III (signed to 1-year deal), OT Shon Coleman (signed to 1-year deal), CB Dontae Johnson (signed to 1-year deal), CB Jason Verrett (signed to 1-year deal)

New Additions:

WR Travis Benjamin -- Benjamin is entering his ninth season in the NFL and comes to San Francisco after playing four years with the Chargers. He played in just five games last season, catching six passes for 30 yards. His best season came in 2015 when he caught 68 passes for 966 yards and five touchdowns (all career-highs) in his fourth and final season with the Browns.

OL Tom Compton -- After playing his first four seasons with the Redskins, Compton now joins his fifth team in as many years. Last season with the Jets, Compton began the year as a backup before taking over for Brian Winters at right guard in Week 11. Compton started five games before being placed on injured reserve on December 28, 2019. He started 14 games at left guard for the Vikings in 2018.

DL Kerry Hyder -- Hyder served as a backup at multiple positions along the defensive line for the Cowboys last season, recording 17 tackles (10 solo), 1.0 sack, three tackles for loss, four quarterback hits and one fumble recovery in 16 games. His best season came in 2016 when he collected 8.0 sacks and 11 tackles for loss in 16 games (two starts) with the Lions.

LB Joe Walker -- Walker appeared in all 16 games with 11 starts for the Cardinals last year, finishing the season with 65 tackles (41 solo), five tackles for loss, one quarterback hit and one forced fumble, shattering all of his previous career-high marks. Walker was a member of the Eagles' Super Bowl LII-winning team.

Free Agent Departures:

WR Emmanuel Sanders (signed 2-year deal with Saints), TE Levine Toilolo (signed 1-year deal with Giants), DL Sheldon Day (signed 1-year deal with Colts), LB Elijah Lee (signed 1-year deal with Lions), DL Anthony Zettel (signed 1-year deal with Vikings), TE Garrett Celek, WR Jordan Matthews, DL Earl Mitchell, DL Damontre Moore, OL Mike Person

View photos of the additions made by the San Francisco 49ers this offseason.

2020 Draft Class

(Round 1, Pick 14) DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina – After attending Jones County Junior College for a year, Kinlaw transferred to South Carolina in 2017 where he jumped into the starting lineup soon after. In 12 games as a senior last year, Kinlaw registered 35 tackles (15 solo), 6.0 sacks, six tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and two passes defended, earning him a selection as First-Team All-SEC.

(Round 1, Pick 31) WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State – Aiyuk spent his first two years at Sierra College, where he was named a Junior College All-American following his sophomore season. Aiyuk then transferred to Arizona State, where he played his final two seasons of NCAA eligibility. Last year, he exploded for 65 receptions for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns while adding 14 punt returns for 226 yards (16.1 yards per return) and a touchdown. He was named First-Team All-Pac-12 in 2019.

(Round 5, Pick 153) OT Colton McKivitz, West Virginia – After redshirting as a true freshman, McKivitz started 10 games at left tackle the following year. As a redshirt sophomore, he started all 13 games at right tackle and earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors. In his redshirt senior campaign, McKivitz moved back to left tackle where he would go on to be named First-Team All-Big 12, Big-12 co-Offensive Lineman of the Year and a Second-Team All-American by Walter Camp.

(Round 6, Pick 190) TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia – Woerner played in 27 games over his four-year career at Georgia, catching a total of 34 passes for 376 yards and one touchdown. He was primarily used as a blocking tight end for the Bulldogs, but did catch his one touchdown pass in his final season.

(Round 7, Pick 217) WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee – Jennings' career at Tennessee got off to a hot start as he caught 40 passes for 580 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore. He was dismissed from the team at the start of the 2017 season, but was brought back the following year. As a redshirt senior last year, Jennings reeled in 59 passes for 969 yards and eight touchdowns.


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