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Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

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49ers re-sign veteran corner Jason Verrett

“San Francisco’s cornerback room continues to get deeper. Jason Verrett, whose one-time Pro Bowl career was derailed by an ACL tear, then Achilles tear, had a stellar campaign before tearing an ACL again to open the 2021 season.”

Get to know each of the 49ers’ 14 undrafted rookies

“It’s easy to see how some players in this year’s UDFA class could figure into the mix this season and beyond. San Francisco added a handful of players at positions that went unaddressed in the draft, so the 2022 UDFA group will have a real chance to make an impact if they perform well in training camp.”

49ers’ draft: The strange pick, the tough-guy speedster and the biggest underdog (paywall)

“Zakelj was a no-star recruit who didn’t become an offensive lineman until his senior season at Brecksville-Broadview High School in suburban Cleveland. The former tight end was asked after he was drafted if he even considered a post-college football career when he chose Fordham over his only other offers, from Columbia and Butler.”

Shanahan: ‘Fingers crossed’ on Mack, but 49ers have options

““We feel like we drafted two inside guys, but you want to see everyone at center,” Shanahan said. “... We do the best with our picks and I love the guys that we did add … you hope they can play center, but we’ll find that out in camp. Usually, you pick your best eight and roll with it.”

What 49ers GM John Lynch said about Deebo Samuel, Trey Lance, Jimmy Garoppolo on KNBR

“Lynch also discussed his disgruntled wide receiver, second-year quarterback, and veteran quarterback. A rundown of what Lynch said on those topics is below.”

Will Samuel Womack become a ‘Fifth Element’ for the 49ers?

“Womack can mirror receivers in their routes. He’s better in zone coverage than man coverage. Womack’s 6.87 three-cone drill test shows he can cover receivers on routes. However, his most impressive characteristic is his ability to break up passes. Womack led the Toledo Rockets with the most pass breakups.”

Mel Kiper’s 49ers draft grade: Huge overreach, ‘lightning’ hit

“Kiper closes his 49ers grade with this summation. “Jackson has a high ceiling, but San Francisco reached a little too much for my liking with their picks.”

Why PFF names 49ers rookie Drake Jackson as a day two draft steal

“Jackson may lack a power element and still is raw as a pass-rusher, but there’s no denying the USC edge defender’s ceiling,” wrote Treash. “He has the explosiveness, agility, and flexibility that coaches dream of having on the edge. And the fact that he showed some growth in 2021 should be encouraging.”

3 moves 49ers must make immediately following 2022 NFL Draft

“For general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan, who have long stressed the desire to always improve wherever possible, work isn’t complete just because the 2022 draft is finished and the slew of UDFAs are aboard.”

49ers’ post-draft depth chart: Projecting the 53-man cutdown of a crowded roster (paywall)

In about four months, the 49ers will have to cut their roster to 53 players. By all early indications, that won’t be easy to do. This team has built a considerable collection of talent at the margins and its large rookie class is primed to compete for limited spots.

Rapoport reveals what the Lions offered for 49ers’ Deebo Samuel

“The Lions offer was, I think, a one and a three, and the 49ers didn’t view that as a good enough offer [either],” Rapoport told Rich Eisen on Monday. “And they wanted to keep the player anyway, so they just didn’t trade him.”