Niners select TE Pascoe in sixth round (No. 184)

The 49ers selected Bear Pascoe, the tight end from Fresno State, with their sixth-round pick at No. 184 overall.

Pascoe (6-5, 255) is a very good blocker who takes over for Billy Bajema, who signed this offseason with the Rams as an unrestricted free agent. He also caught 40 passes as a senior with four TDs.

 

Pascoe was first mentioned a couple weeks ago as a possible 49ers’ late-round selection.

 

Now, the 49ers have two more selections remaining in the seventh round: Nos. 219 and 244 overall.

 

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Pascoe was relaxing on the family’s 30-acre ranch in Porterville when he got the call. OK, first things first. His given name McKenna Sean. But, as legend has it, he came out of the wound, “growling, ready to fight.”

 

Pascoe is seen as perhaps the best blocker among the tight ends in this draft. He said he believes in showing up ready to play. He said one of his best attributes is his pain tolerance. He said there are times when he must play in pain (sounds like a Mike Singletary kind of guy).

 

Pascoe should immediately get the chance for playing time on special teams and as a blocking specialist. He would take the place of Billy Bajema, who signed a contract with the Rams. “It’s definitely an upgrade there,” Singletary said.

 

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