49ers sign UDFA TE Cole Hikutini out of Louisville
- Former Louisville tight end Cole Hikutini reportedly turned down offers from at least four other teams to sign with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent.
- Hikutini’s 1.8 yards per route run in 2016 would have ranked fifth among drafted tight ends.
- The 6-foot-4, 247-pounder was the No. 16 tight end in PFF’s pre-draft rankings.
- Despite a middling 4.85 40-time, Hikutini can stretch the field a little bit, ranking 11th in the class with three receptions of 20-plus yards and 13th in deep reception yards with 94.