The 49ers selected Arizona State wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk with the No. 25 overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft after a trade with the Vikings. The CBS Sports NFL Draft team breaks down the pick below, including a grade for the pick, how it affects fantasy leagues and more on Aiyuk, including his strengths and weaknesses, his NFL comp and more.

25. San Francisco 49ers: B+

Pete Prisco: I love this kid. In this offense he's going to be phenomenal. He's only scratching the surface. When he catches the ball, boom he's gone. He will be an effective player in that offense.

Fantasy impact

Dave Richard: Brandon Aiyuk is a speed receiver who really made his living as a catch-and-go player last year. He's got some decent size and can get past defenders with his footwork, not his power. He reminded me of Deebo Samuel when I was watching him, though Deebo isn't quite as fast. They'll end up splitting a decent dose of targets, which might help the 49ers but not Fantasy managers. Aiyuk is a Round 9-plus option in seasonal leagues, and he'll probably go in that same spot in dynasty/keeper formats. I'd consider Aiyuk only toward the very end of Round 1 in rookie-only drafts.

NFL Draft profile

NFL comp: Michael Gallup
Best trait:
WR skills breakdown: Where he ranks 

CollegeHeightWeightHand sizeArm lengthWingspan
Arizona St. 5-11 5/8 205 9 6/8 33 4/8 80


  • Four-down player, explosive returner
  • Dominates in 1-v-1 coverage
  • Always a threat to take next pass to the house


  • Raw, still learning the position
  • Needs to refine route running
40-yard dashBench pressVertical jumpBroad jump3-cone drill20-yard shuttle
4.50 11 40 128 n/a n/a