The 49ers had a busy and encouraging Friday morning, signing all four of their top draft choices to contracts by 10:30 a.m.
Tackle Anthony Davis, the No.
13 11 overall pick, signed a five-year deal worth as much as $26.5 million, with nearly $16 million of it guaranteed (as first reported by ESPN). Guard Mike Iupati, taken four six picks later, bagged a five-year deal of his own that will bring a maximum of $18.25 million, with $10.8 million guaranteed (first reported by NFL Network).
Safety Taylor Mays (second round) and linebacker NaVorro Bowman (third) each signed a four-year contract. Money figures were not immediately available.
The busywork by executive VP Paraag Marathe – he worked till nearly 4 a.m. hammering out Iupati’s deal with agent Ryan Tollner – brought every 2010 draft choice into the stable before the first rookie meeting Friday, avoiding an ugly, extended holdout like the one that kept WR Michael Crabtree out of action until mid-October last year.
“I let him know that one of my priorities was to be in camp on time, and he made it happen,” Davis said of his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
Veterans officially report tomorrow, though several – including QBs Alex Smith, David Carr and Nate Davis, S Dashon Goldson, LB Parys Haralson, and DL Justin Smith, Isaac Sopoaga and Ricky Jean Francois – were in the locker room this morning. The first practice of training camp in Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Though all of the rookies are locked up, it still isn’t clear whether veteran NT Aubrayo Franklin, the 49ers’ franchise player, will show up for the start of camp.