The 49ers saw enough potential over the weekend from two players who made recent position switches to sign them to contracts.
The 49ers on Monday signed rookie cornerback Mylan Hicks and first-year offensive lineman Justin Renfrow to contracts after both players took part in a tryout during the 49ers’ rookie minicamp in Santa Clara.
Hicks signed a three-year contract, while Renfrow’s deal is two years.
Hicks mostly played safety and outside linebacker at Michigan State. He had an outstanding pro day, running a 4.47 in the 40. Hicks (5-10 3/4, 190) missed four games last season after sustaining a broken arm against Nebraska in the fifth game of the season. He returning to action in Week 10 with a cast on his arm.
Renfrow transitioned to offensive line in 2013, his senior season at Miami, after playing defensive line at Virginia, Renfrow (6-3 7/8, 305) originally signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted rookie last year. He spent time last season on the Green Bay and Seattle practice squads. The Seahawks waived him after the draft to create room for their new rookie class.