49ers ink five draft picks

The San Francisco 49ers announced they have reach agreements with five players selected in the 2013 draft, signing each to four-year contracts.

Defensive lineman Quinton Dial, linebacker Nick Moody, quarterback B.J. Daniels, tackle Carter Bykowski and corner Marcus Cooper have all agreed to terms with the team.

Dial, a versatile defensive lineman from Alabama, was the third player selected to join the team's defensive front when he was drafted in the fifth round (pick 157 overall).

Although he made just one start for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide, the 49ers are hoping Dial can be coached up to add depth to a defensive line that was depleted through free agency this off-season.

Moody, a linebacker from Florida State, played safety for three of his first four collegiate seasons, and figures to become a core member of the special teams group.

Daniels played quarterback at South Florida, amassing 77 touchdowns (52 passing, 25 rushing). He threw for 8,433 yards and rushed for 2,068 in his four-plus seasons. He's a mobile quarterback that's working to become more versatile in rookie minicamp. He's taken reps running back and even worked on catching punts. Daniels was taken in the seventh round, No. 237 overall.

Bykowski was one of three seventh-round selections by the 49ers. Originally a tight end coming out of high school, Bykowski made the transition to tackle at Iowa State. The team hopes he can become a versatile lineman to add to an already talented group. Bykowski was taken with pick No. 246.

Cooper was the 49ers third seventh-round selection, taken at No. 46 (252 overall). The freak athlete with a good combination of size and speed never started for Rutgers. But with a solid athletic foundation already in place, San Francisco hopes they can capitalize on the upside of the late-round pick.

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