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Salvon Ahmed signed to San Francisco 49ers



It didn't take long for some of the priority free agents to find a home. After going undrafted, junior running back Salvon Ahmed signs with the San Francisco 49ers. This was initially reported by Matt Barrows, who covers the 49ers for The Athletic.


The 5-foot-11, 197-pound Ahmed rushed for 1,020 yards in 2019, giving the UW its ninth 1,000-yard rusher in the last 10 seasons. This is what NFL.com's Lance Zierlein said of Ahmed as an NFL prospect:


"Scatback who is light on his feet but suffers from a debilitating lack of vision and decisiveness that prevents him from reaching his athletic potential as a runner. Ahmed lacks feel for blocking scheme and run-lane development, but even struggled to see it and hit the gas when clear points of entry were available. He can hit a daily goal with the amount of steps he uses on each carry, but it prevents him from being able to plant and go with much-needed efficiency. He's athletic with open-field speed, but leaves too many chunk plays out on the field and faces an uphill battle to make a team."


The 49ers did not draft a running back, and in fact traded one - Matt Breida - for a fifth round pick to the Miami Dolphins. That pick ended up being West Virginia OL Colton McKivitz.

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