The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms with fourth-round pick (No. 129) CB Dontae Johnson on a four-year deal. The signing marks the fourth rookie to sign as OLB Aaron Lynch, DE Kaleb Ramsey, and CB Keith Reaser, have also inked four-year deals. Another high character player as Johnson was a member of the 2013 Wolfpack Leadership Council while double majoring in sports management and business adiminstration, Johnson will be at best a developmental project at the next level. In 2013, Johnson recorded 82 tackles, five pass break-ups and three interceptions. Considered to be a tweener as he can play either cornerback or safety, it will be interesting to see how 49ers secondary coach coach Ed Donatell will utilize his skill set.
At 6-2 and 200 pounds, Johnson is the big bodied cornerback the 49ers were desperately seeking. At the NFL scouting combine Johnson put up measurables of a 4.45 (40-yard dash), 12 reps on the bench-press, 38.5-inch vertical, 124-inch broad jump, and 6.82 three-cone drill. The 49ers who continue to revamp their secondary as they lost their entire 2012 NFC Championship starters on the back end, have now gained a fountain of youth.