Brandon Aiyuk

Brandon Aiyuk

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Brandon Aiyuk Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • The 49ers traded up to select Aiyuk with the 25th overall pick of this spring’s draft and said they had him as the top WR in the class.
  • He broke out for a 65-1,192-8 line in his final season at Arizona State and tested as an 89th-percentile athlete at the Combine.
  • Aiyuk is the favorite for San Francisco’s #2 WR job but figures to be 3rd in line for targets in a run-heavy offense.


Prospect profile

If nothing else, you should care about this guy because the 49ers love him. HC Kyle Shanahan, 1 of the best offensive minds in the game, said Aiyuk was his #1 WR in the 2020 class. We’re not completely buying that — but the point is that the team is sky-high on him.

Aiyuk opened his collegiate career at Sierra College (JUCO). He posted a 29-573-5 line as a freshman before popping off for 60-960-14 the following year. He was named a Junior College All-American for that sophomore season.

Then it was off to Arizona State, where Aiyuk played behind N’Keal Harry in 2018. He ranked 2nd on the team in both receiving yards (474) and TDs (3), though.

Harry’s move to the NFL led to a breakout 2019 campaign for Aiyuk. His 1,192 receiving yards were good for 15th in the nation. His 18.3 yards per catch ranked 13th among players with 40+ grabs. Aiyuk easily led the Sun Devils in catches (65) and tied for the team lead in receiving scores (8). His 3.04 yards per route run ranked 5th among 23 of this year’s top WR prospects.

Aiyuk checked into the Combine at 6’0, 205 pounds with long 33.5-inch arms (89th percentile among WRs). He clocked a 4.50-second 40 time with a big 40-inch vertical to earn an 89th-percentile SPARQ score.


2020 outlook

The 49ers traded up in April to make Aiyuk the 25th overall pick of the draft. It’s easy to see why they like this kid. Aiyuk is at his best with the ball in his hands. His 10.9 yards-after-catch average last season ranked 6th a…

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Brandon Aiyuk Injury History

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