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49ers sign 6th round pick WR Kyle Williams

The 49ers announced they have locked up sixth round draft choice Kyle Williams, a wide receiver out of Arizona State, with a four year deal. Williams (5-10, 186), a native of San Jose, played in 41 games (15 starts) at Arizona State, totaling 109 receptions for 1,626 yards and 18 touchdowns, 74 punt returns for 768 yards and 31 kickoff returns for 709 yards for his career.

In 2009, Williams played in 11 games (9 starts) and led the team with 57 catches for 815 yards and eight touchdowns, while returning 23 punts for 229 yards. As a junior, he played in 11 games, ranking fourth on the team with 364 receiving yards on 19 catches. Williams earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors as a returner with a conference-high 17.0 yards per punt return, while serving as the team's primary kickoff return man with 27 returns for 630 yard.

The 49ers have a whole host of wide receivers, but I'd imagine Williams' best chance at a roster spot will come if he can show some speed as a receiver, but also provide pop as a return man. It's a crowded field of competitors both at WR and KR/PR, so we'll see if Williams is able to emerge from the pack.