San Francisco 49ers

49ers keep team physicians busy with seventh round picks, sign UDFA Shayne Skov


The 2014 NFL Draft is over! And, thankfully, Michael Sam didn’t go undrafted. Sam is now a Ram, as St. Louis took him with the 249th overall pick (there were a total of 256 selections).

The 49ers had their chances to land the co-SEC Defensive Player of the Year, but they weren’t interested. It’s probably not because he’s gay, either. Trent Baalke might have gone in another direction because Sam is fully healthy, and where’s the fun in that?

Round 7, Pick 28 (243): Kaleb Ramsey, DE, Boston College, 6’3″ 293

The good: 36 bench reps (225 lbs); big; strong; big and strong; large man with strength.

The Baalke bait (Via

Durability is a red flag — is fragile and has missed a multitude of games the last five seasons because of head, hip, shoulder, foot, knee and calf injuries … A sixth-year senior, Ramsey has the physical tools to serve in a rotational role as an aggressive five-technique or 4-3 left end, though his injury history and long-term durability concerns limit his value and could scare teams off.

Round 7, Pick 30 (245): Trey Millard, FB, Oklahoma, 6’2″ 247

The good: Does all the fullbacky things — runs the ball, catches the ball, blocks people. 13 total touchdowns (six rushing, seven receiving).

The Baalke bait (Via

Has been very reliable and durable throughout his career, but late October ACL injury could still require some rehabilitation as a rookie and could affect his draft standing.


Shayne Skov LaMichael James

Undrafted Free Agents

When I started writing this, Stanford middle linebacker Shayne Skov was going to sign with the Oakland Raiders. Not anymore.

I had a feeling Skov would end up with the 49ers, but that doesn’t count because I thought he’d get drafted. That’s why I don’t even pretend to be a draft expert (not that I’m an expert in anything, really).

Here are the other undrafted free agents:

  • Kory Faulkner, QB, Southern Illinois, 6′ 3″, 229
  • Morgan Breslin, OLB, USC, 6′ 1″, 240
  • L.J. McCray, S, Catawba, 6′ 0″, 215
  • Asante Cleveland, TE, Miami (Fla.), 6′ 5″, 261

The 49ers reportedly only had four spots left on their 90-man roster for undrafted free agents, so if Skov did make the switch we might see one of the UDFAs get some bad news or someone else get cut.

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