49ers select S Malik Mustapha with 124th overall pick

Apr 27, 2024, 10:52 AM | Updated: 1:59 pm

Malik Mustapha #3 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons walks back to the line of scrimmage during a foo...

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 28: Malik Mustapha #3 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons walks back to the line of scrimmage during a football game against the Florida State Seminoles at Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Oct 28, 2023. (Photo by David Jensen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

(Photo by David Jensen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The 49ers have added another versatile member to the secondary in Malik Mustapha.

The San Francisco 49ers have selected the Wake Forest safety with the 124th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. After adding a defensive back in Renardo Green on Friday, SF doubles down with another secondary member in the fourth round.

Mustapha, 23, was a second-team All-American last season for Wake Forest. He racked up 80 tackles, five tackles for loss, two pass break-ups and one interception in 12 starts in 2023. He is the 49ers’ fourth selection of the 2024 draft, taking two offensive players and two defensive players, in total, thus far.

Learn more about the 49ers’ previous draft picks below.

Round 1, Pick 31 (13th overall): Ricky Pearsall, WR Florida

Ricky Pearsall, 23, is a five-year college player, spending three seasons at Arizona State University, before transferring to Florida for his final two years. The Arizona native amassed 2,420 receiving yards, 159 catches and 14 touchdowns in 55 games. Pearsall has the ability to play in a variety of roles, both on the outside and the slot. He is also well versed in special-teams, known as a dynamic punt returner.

Additionally, Pearsall was college teammates with Aiyuk at Arizona State, spending the 2019 season together. Now five years later, the pair have been reunited in the NFL on the 49ers.

Round 2, Pick 32 (64th overall): Renardo Green, CB Florida State

Renardo Green, 23, played five seasons at Florida State, spending time at outside cornerback, safety and nickel. He racked up 148 tackles, 22 pass break-ups, one interception and one forced fumble in 41 games played. He is well-versed in press coverage as well, spending 322 snaps over the last two seasons there (third most in the FBS). The Florida native finished with a 86.4 courage grade from Pro Football Focus, third amongst ACC CBs.

He posted a 4.49 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, with a 1.53 10-yard split. Green is known for his instincts and intangibles, playing like a dawg in the secondary.

Round 3, Pick 23 (86th overall): Dominick Puni, OL Kansas

Dominick Puni, 24, played two seasons at Kansas, spending time across the line of scrimmage. He played primarily at tackle and guard over 25 consecutive starts. Punt did not allow a single sack in that timeframe (nearly 1,600 snaps). Prior to that, he spent time at division-two Central Missouri.

The 49ers have needed to draft an offensive lineman (or two) since the end of Super Bowl LVIII. Now they add more in Puni, with the team envisioning him as a swing player on the line. He will mainly be considered an NFL guard however.

Check out our 2024 NFL Draft Tracker to stay up to date with the latest picks, trades, and information regarding the eventful night.

Key offseason dates for the San Francisco 49ers

  • April 25-27 – 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit
  • May 20-21, May 23, May 28-29, May 31–OTAs
  • June 4-6 Mandatory Minicamp

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