SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers have announced that they have reached agreements with 13 undrafted free agents. Most of these names had already been reported earlier but some may still be taking their physicals.
Here’s the breakdown of the 13 players.
- RB Jeremiah Masoli (Ole Miss) 5’11”, 220lb – The 49ers will convert Masoli from quarterback to running back. Masoli was a very mobile quarterback when he played in Oregon and the conversion will be a very interesting project for the 49ers. During his collegiate career, Masoli totaled 1,930 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns in three seasons.
- C Chase Beeler (Stanford) 6’3″, 285lb – Familiar with Jim Harbaugh’s offense, Beeler worked with the 49ers players during Camp Alex and adds depth to the offensive line.
- WR Tyler Beiler (Bridgewater) 6’0″, 190lb – Fast wide receiver from Division III that can help boost the 49ers offense that could use a little more speed.
- OT Donovan Edwards (Cal) 6’5″, 280lb – Adding depth to the O-Line with a player Harbaugh has seen before.
- OT Derek Hall (Stanford) 6’5″, 307lb – Another familiar face for Harbaugh.
- WR Joe Hastings (Washburn) 6’0″, 185lb – Set school receiving records and will help out in establishing a passing game during camp.
- TE Konrad Reuland (Stanford) 6’4″, 260lb – Tight end friendly offense and Harbaugh brings in a TE he knows.
- WR Chris Hogan (Monmouth) 6’1″, 220lb – Fast receiver who also has experience at cornerback.
- OLB Kenny Rowe (Oregon) 6’3″, 232lb – Sack machine that Harbaugh has seen in the past. Could add help to young LB group.
- NT Sealver Siliga (Utah) 6’2″, 307lb – Adding depth to the nose tackle position.
- DB Anthony West (Nebraska) 6’0″, 205lb – Secondary could use a little depth.
- NT Ian Williams (Notre Dame) 6’1″, 305lb – A late-round hopeful, Williams bring a tremendous skillset to the nose tackle position. Could be big if 49ers lose Aubrayo Franklin.
- OT Kenny Wiggins (Fresno State) 6’6″, 314lb – A First Team All-WAC player that could help give the 49ers lots of depth.
This list will increase as players go through their physicals. The 49ers have provided bios on all the players.
Masoli spoke with the media after agreeing to a contract with the 49ers and said that not only was a he a 49ers fan growing up in San Francisco, but his familiarity with Jim Harbaugh was something he liked while playing in Oregon. Other than the 49ers, Masoli said four other teams were interested in him.
When asked about his conversion from quarterback to running back, Masoli said he just wanted to do whatever he can to help the team win. Masoli said that he has played quarterback throughout his entire football life.
“I’m not really worried about it,” he said. “The main thing for me is to contribute. (I want to) show my versatility.”
Masoli said he liked Harbaugh’s passion from his experience in the Pac-10 and believes that his experience as a mobile quarterback will help him in his new role. He cites his mobility and versatility as a vitale part of being not only a running back, but as a football player.
When asked about his previous run-ins with the law, Masoli sees this as a new, fresh opportunity.
“This is a clean slate for me right now,” he explained. “I’m not in college anymore. I’m looking forward to move on and I’ve moved past that already. I’m here with the San Francisco 49ers and I’m ready to focus on the future.”
Masoli was at the 49ers’ local pro day back in June and during that time, Harbaugh had Masoli work on some running back and punt return drills. He said that that experience hinted that San Francisco might be the best fit for him.