The San Francisco 49ers added 13 players to their roster over the last three days as they drafted 12 players, and acquired Stevie Johnson via trade. They are also just about done adding in upwards of seven undrafted free agents to the roster.
For many of the players, after celebrating with family, social media is one of the first places they hit to celebrate this momentous occasion in their life. I thought I'd take a look at what they all had to say on social media after they were selected. This also gives me a chance to provide a rundown of all the new 49ers players on Twitter. I've added them to the 49ers player list I have on the @NinersNation account. Players not on Twitter include Chris Borland, Brandon Thomas, Aaron Lynch (might have previously been @tHa_Killa_19, but hasn't tweeted in 2 years), Kenneth Acker, Kaleb Ramsey, Morgan Breslin, LJ McCray
WR Stevie Johnson - @StevieJohnson13, theunluckyxiii (Instagram)
Is it Sunday yet? #NINERS— HiMom. (@StevieJohnson13) May 10, 2014
DB Jimmie Ward - @ward_jimmie, neko_suave (Instagram)
Right after his selection:
— Jimmie ward (@ward_jimmie) May 9, 2014
The next day:
I can't believe I'm a 49er..can't sleep..let's grind Babi— Jimmie ward (@ward_jimmie) May 9, 2014
He posted a few pictures on Instagram during his first trip to Santa Clara:
RB Carlos Hyde - @elguapo, el_guapo34 (Instagram)
Winner for my favorite Twitter handle! "Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?"
C Marcus Martin - @TheRealDoubleMs, The RealDoubleMs (Instagram)
Ima a niner baby !!!! @ Radio City Music Hall http://t.co/2CvlWkoAVv— Marcus Martin (@TheRealDoubleMs) May 10, 2014
I was the last man in the green room , but the wait was well worth it ! So glad I got to share this… http://t.co/Fd8sZuSg1H— Marcus Martin (@TheRealDoubleMs) May 10, 2014
WR Bruce Ellington - @BruceEllington, Ellington_23 (Instagram)
Ellington posted this photo to Instagram with the caption "After the #49ers called me I was in the bathtub like 'We made it'"
CB Dontae Johnson - @2Johnson5, 2Johnson5 (Instagram)
He posted this picture to Instagram after his selection, with the caption "A true honor and a blessing to be apart of @49ers! Time to work and get back to the promise land! #NinerNation#NinerGang #49erGang"
CB Keith Reaser - @keithreaser3
Blood Sweat & Tears I EARNED this!!!!— Reaser (@KeithReaser3) May 11, 2014
Wheels up to Cali ✈️— Reaser (@KeithReaser3) May 11, 2014
FB Trey Millard - @fat_daddy33, fat33daddy (Instagram)
Thank You God #49ers— Trey Millard (@fat_daddy33) May 10, 2014
QB Kory Faulkner - @KFaulk19
Just got off phone with Coach Harbaugh!! I am a 49er!!!!!!!— Kory Faulkner (@KFaulk19) May 10, 2014
What are the odds Jim Harbaugh said something like this in his phone call with Faulkner?
Excited to be apart of such a great organization!! Can't wait to get to work and get better everyday!— Kory Faulkner (@KFaulk19) May 11, 2014
TE Asante Cleveland - @ClevelandShow8
49ers babyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!— Asante Cleveland (@clevelandshow82) May 11, 2014
LB Shayne Skov - @ShayneSkov, shayneskov (Instagram)
Don't know where the whole Oakland thing came from... But I'm headed to the 49ers, gunna make my mark in this league before it's all over— Gojira ゴジラ Skov (@ShayneSkov) May 11, 2014
C Dillon Farrell - @dillonfarrell, _dfarrell (Instagram)
OT Fou Fonoti - @fee_fi_fou
No tweets about the signing