49ers sign draft picks Lynch, Ramsey to four-year deals

49ers sign draft picks Lynch, Ramsey to four-year deals
May 13, 2014, 5:45 pm
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In 2013 Aaron Lynch recorded 30 tackles, a team-leading 6.0 sacks, 12.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery while earning First-Team All-AAC honors. (49ERS TWITTER)

Fifth round selection Aaron Lynch and seventh round pick Kaleb Ramsey signed four-year contracts with the 49ers, the team announced Tuesday evening.

Lynch, an outside linebacker out of South Florida who could be used a pass-rush specialist, will wear No. 59.

The 49ers selected the former Notre Dame star despite the fact he is seen as a player with character issues.

Former South Florida head strength and conditioning coach, Hans Straub, was one such critic of the 49ers' selection.

"Thought an organization with 5 Super Bowl titles would have a stricter draft criteria. Clearly, integrity & character are not a priority," Straub tweeted following the pick last Saturday.

It cost him his job Tuesday afternoon. 

Ramsey, a defensive lineman who could play tackle or end, will wear No. 60 during the offseason program. 

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