Nov 16, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Bruce Ellington (23) is brought down by Florida Gators defensive back Brian Poole (24) in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers’ 4th Round Picks


Day three figures to be a busy day for the San Francisco 49ers, so let’s break down both their fourth-round selections.

First up is receiver Bruce Ellington out of South Carolina. The 5’9″ wideout averaged 15.9 yards per catch last season with 49 catches and 775 yards and eight touchdowns and adds depth to a receiving corps that was recently upgraded yesterday.

He has returned kickoffs in the past, so maybe that is where he makes his biggest impact this coming season. Ellington was also a three-year starter at point guard for South Carolina’s basketball team.

While Ellington is fast, he isn’t a burner with his 4.45 40-yard dash, but will figure in as a slot guy in the future.

And I mean, if this tweet is any indication, then the San Francisco 49ers have found a great player to add.


San Francisco’s second pick in the round, CB Dontae Johnson, is out of NC State. He has plenty of versatility in the defensive backfield including the ability to play everything from nickel corner to free safety. He fits the 49ers’ system because he is considered great in run support.

Two more solid picks for the San Francisco 49ers, but they’re not done yet. Check back here for some info about their fifth round selections.

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