The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms with former Jets guard Tom Compton on a one-year deal worth $3 million. Compton has familiarity with Kyle Shanahan during his time in both Washington when Kyle called plays as well as Atlanta. Compton’s PFF grade with the Jets was 49.7 on 363 snaps in 2019. He had a pass-blocking grade of 49.2 and a run-blocking grade of 52.5. Compton was drafted in 2012 by Washington in the sixth round. Under Shanahan in 2016, his grade was a 53.6. Compton, 30, had a base salary of $1.4 million last season with the Jets. I’d be surprised if that $3 million the 49ers gave him were fully-guaranteed. Compton has played both guard and tackle positions in the NFL, so he has the versatility in the event any injury happens.
This feels more like Compton will be the swing interior lineman to backup Daniel Brunskill, unless the 49ers address the position in the draft. I’m telling you, Kyle is high on Brunskill, and for a good reason. I know he’s not a flashy name, and it’s not a “flashy” position to talk about like wide receiver, but he can play.