49ers select WR Jacob Cowing with 135th overall pick

Apr 27, 2024, 11:27 AM | Updated: 1:55 pm

Wide receiver Jacob Cowing #2 of the Arizona Wildcats runs with the football after a reception agai...

TEMPE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 25: Wide receiver Jacob Cowing #2 of the Arizona Wildcats runs with the football after a reception against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the first half of the NCAAF game at Mountain America Stadium on November 25, 2023 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

With the final pick of the fourth round, the 49ers have added another offensive playmaker in Jacob Cowing.

The San Francisco 49ers have selected the Arizona wide receiver with the 135th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. The move adds another weapon for quarterback Brock Purdy and coach Kyle Shanahan, giving them a very deep wideout room for the 2024 season.

Jacob Cowing, 23, is a five-year college player, starring at UTEP and Arizona. He played his final two years at the latter, racking up 1,882 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in that timeframe. He is extremely durable as well, not missing a game in all five seasons. His stature may have contributed to his draft slide (5’8″, 168 lbs), but the Red & Gold will have a role for the playmaker.

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.

Round 4, Pick 24 (124th overall): Malik Mustapha, S Wake Forest

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.

Round 4, Pick 29 (129th overall): Issac Guerendo, RB Louisville

Issac Guerendo, 23, is a five-year player in college, starring for Wisconsin and Louisville. His final year was with the latter, racking up 810 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in 14 games played. He also has receiving chops, with 234 receiving yards last season.

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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