49ers add a pair of defensive players at the end of round 6

San Francisco wrapped up the sixth round by selecting a pair of defensive players.

With the 220th pick in the NFL Draft, the 49ers selected defensive lineman Kalia Davis from the University of Central Florida.

Davis was a linebacker in high school, recording 107 tackles, nine sacks and two interceptions during his senior season.

After transitioning to the defensive line, Davis played all 13 games in 2019. Davis made nine starts and finished with 18 quarterback hurries to go along with four sacks.

Davis chose to sit out the 2020 season due to Covid-19 concerns, then tore his ACL only five games into the 2021 season. Davis recorded one sack and 4.5 tackles for loss and four quarterback hurries prior to the injury.

An explosive three-technique, Davis shows flashes similar to former 49ers defensive lineman D.J. Jones who joined Denver as a free agent this offseason.

With the 221st pick, the 49ers added to their defensive backfield, adding cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields from Penn State.

Castro-Fields played all 12 games in 2021 after playing only three games in 2020 due to injury.

The Penn State product has the size and speed NFL teams are looking for at cornerback, but he lacks ball skills and has shown a tendency to bite on double moves.

The 49ers appear to be set at cornerback with new addition Charvarius Ward, Emmanuel Moseley and Ambry Thomas holding down the top three spots. It is likely that Castro-Fields end up on the practice squad for the 2022 season.

 

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  1. Undrafted free agent signings:

    Mike Kaye
    @mike_e_kaye
    Oklahoma State WR Tay Martin is signing with the #49ers, per league source.

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