49ers select Javon Kinlaw, Brandon Aiyuk in 1st round of NFL Draft

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TEMPE, ARIZONA – SEPTEMBER 06: Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk #2 of the Arizona State Sun Devils catches a 52 yard reception ahead of defensive back Allen Perryman #30 of the Sacramento State Hornets during the second half of the NCAAF game at Sun Devil Stadium on September 06, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — The 2020 NFL Draft is officially underway.

The San Francisco 49ers had two first-round picks.

No. 25

The San Francisco 49ers selected wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Niners traded their 31st pick, 117 and 176 to the Minnesota Vikings for the 25th pick when they selected Aiyuk.

No. 14

With the No. 13 pick, the Niners and Buccaneers traded spots, so San Francisco slid back to 14. With the 14th pick, San Francisco selected Javon Kinlaw in the 1st round of the 2020 NFL Draft. 

The 6-foot-5, 324 pound defensive tackle played at the University of South Carolina.

In 2016, Kinlaw received second-team junior college All-American honors following his performance at Jones County Junior College. He had a combined 26 tackles, 8.5 for loss and four sacks in nine games.

He reached his full potential when he transferred to the University of South Carolina. He really shined on the field during his senior year, when he earned first-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-SEC honors.

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 09: Javon Kinlaw #3 of the South Carolina Gamecocks warms up before their game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Head coach Kyle Shanahan and General Manager John Lynch have made one message very clear this offseason: they want to keep as much of this 49ers team together as they can. 


So it took many by surprise when the Niners traded DeForest Buckner, one of their veteran defensive tackles and leaders, to the Indianapolis Colts.

This story will be updated.

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