The San Francisco 49ers moved down in the fifth round on Saturday, dealing from pick No. 151 to the Indianapolis Colts at No. 165. With that new pick, the 49ers drafted Bradley Pinion, punter, Clemson.
This is baffling to say the least. I guess Andy Lee is out the door? Maybe trade? Here's what NFL.com had to say about Pinion:
Strengths: Has NFL-desired ratio of punting distance to hang time with a 42.6-yard average and a 4.1-second hang time. Forced opponents to fair catch his punts 44 percent of the time. Only 2.6 percent of his punts went for touchbacks (75 total punts in 2014).
Weaknesses: Had timing issues on a few of his rugby punts effecting distance. Despite hang time and lack of touchbacks, landed just 10.7 percent of his punts inside the 10 yard line. Not weather-tested.
Our friends at Over The Cap have put together rookie pool estimates. For this pick, the 49ers will be giving Pinion approximately a $168,860 signing bonus. The total value of the deal will be approximately $2,448,860, and the first year cap number would be approximately $477,215. We'll get specific confirmation on these numbers later this summer.
What we know about the 49ers draft, so far
- Trent Baalke talks day two picks
- Arik Armstead conference call transcript
- Jaquiski Tartt conference call transcript
- Eli Harold conference call transcript
- What to make of Jaquiski Tartt
- What do three rounds tell us about the 49ers offense?
Remaining 49ers draft picks
1 (17). Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon
2 (14). Jaquiski Tartt, S, Samford
3 (15). Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia
4 (18). Blake Bell, TE, Oklahoma
4 (27). Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina
4 (33). DeAndre Smelter, WR, Georgia Tech
5 (15). Bradley Pinion, P, Clemson
6 (14). No. 189 overall - Own pick
7 (27). No. 244 overall - Indianapolis Colts
7 (29). No. 246 overall - Indianapolis Colts (2013 Cam Johnson trade)
7 (37). No. 254 overall - Compensatory pick (Anthony Dixon)
*Note that 49ers comp picks can not be traded.