With the 36th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have selected South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel.
Samuel (5-foot-11, 214 pounds) caught 62 passes for 882 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2018 for the Gamecocks. The 49ers know Samuel very well having coached him at the 2019 Senior Bowl back in January. He followed up with an impressive week in Mobile, Ala., with a standout performance at the NFL Scouting Combine. Samuel ran a 4.48 40-yard dash in Indianapolis.
"It's a great selection with the San Francisco 49ers," Charles Davis said on NFL Network.
NFL.com's Lance Zierlein praised Samuel's toughness and said he approaches each game "like he's stepping into an alley fight."
The pick was announced by DeMarcus Cobb, son of 49ers late area scout Reggie Cobb.