Kinlaw and the 49ers officially to terms on a four-year contract Friday, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
Kinlaw was selected by the 49ers with the 14th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. They took him with the same pick they got from the Colts in exchange for star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner. The rookie certainly has big shoes to fill, but he's a much more affordable option than Buckner for San Francisco right now. The South Carolina product checks in at 6-foot-5, 324 pounds, and he figures to start right away on the line.
The 49ers selected Kinlaw in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 14th overall.
The 49ers traded back from the 13th pick to the 14th, securing bonus compensation to take the player they presumably wanted all along. The South Carolina product is a hulking figure at 6-foot-5, 324 pounds, and he should do a good job of holding down the gaps previously defended by DeForest Buckner, whom the 49ers traded to Indianapolis for the pick that would eventually turn into Kinlaw. In contrast to Buckner, though, Kinlaw is unlikely to be a standout pass rusher.