The San Francisco 49ers may have signed their starting right tackle.
Today the team announced that they have signed offensive lineman Colton McKivitz to a two-year extension which runs through the 2024 season. He was set to be a restricted free agent.
McKivitz was originally selected by the 49ers in the fifth round, 153rd overall, of the 2020 NFL draft. Over the last three years McKivitz has appeared in 28 games. The former West Virginia standout has made five starts with the team, most notably when he stepped in for an injured Trent Williams on the road against Los Angeles. With a playoff berth on the line in the final week of the season, McKivitz played well enough to help the 49ers overcome a 17-point deficit to secure a playoff berth.
Over the course of his three seasons with the team, McKivitz has also played in five postseason contests for San Francisco.
McKivitz attended West Virginia University where he appeared in 50 games, including 47 starts, over his five-year collegiate career. As a senior in 2019, McKivitz was named the Big 12 Conference Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year.
After spending his first three seasons playing tackle and guard, McKivitz could be in line to replace Mike McGlinchey as the starting right tackle. McGlinchey is a pending free agent and his price tag is expected to be too high for the 49ers liking.
Comp picks become official.
The NFL officially awarded compensatory pick today. The 49ers came away with a total of seven, enough for a full draft class.
San Francisco received three picks in the third round. These were the result of developing minority coaches and front office staff. Robert Saleh, Mike McDaniels, and DeMeco Ryans have taken head coaching positions while Martin Mayhew and Ran Carthon have been hired as general managers over the last few offseasons.
In addition to the third-round selections, San Francisco also received a pick in round five, round six, and two in round seven.
The compensatory picks bring the 49ers total to 11 for the 2023 NFL draft.
49ers 2023 Draft picks:
3rd round: #99, #101, #102
5th round: #157, #173
6th round: #216
7th round: #224, #249, #253, #255