Former Stanford standout Solomon Thomas has signed his first NFL contract, agreeing to a deal with the San Francisco 49ers. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but it is expected to be a 4-year deal worth around $28 million, per Sportrac, with an $18 million signing bonus.
New 49ers general manager John Lynch tweeted out the news and a photo of Thomas signing on Friday:
— John Lynch (@JohnLynch49ers) July 28, 2017
The 49ers drafted Thomas with the 3rd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He’s expected to help bolster a young, promising group of defensive linemen which includes former Oregon standouts Aric Armstead and DeForrest Buckner.
Thomas was a second-team All-American selection in 2016, his senior season in Palo Alto. In 13 games last year he had 62 tackles, 8 sacks, 15 tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries.