Javon Kinlaw isn't afraid of a few deadly weapons.
The 49ers rookie showed off a seemingly dangerous drill on social media Friday in a video posted by defensive line trainer Cam Spence.
— Coach Bear (@Only1CamSpence) July 10, 2020
You're correct, those are in fact a pair of knives being wielded and sent in Kinlaw's direction as he bats them away. We've seen a similar drill from two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald.
Wanted to remind everyone that Aaron Donald trains with KNIVES sometimes 😱 pic.twitter.com/UYBQuvok3X
— Sunday Night Football (@SNFonNBC) May 15, 2020
Kinlaw was the 49ers' first selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, going No. 14 overall. The South Carolina product plugged up the middle for the Gamecocks' defense, picking up six sacks and recovering two fumbles. He likely will have an immediate chance to contribute, as All-Pro DeForest Buckner's departure to Indianapolis leaves a void in the 49ers' defensive line.
The rookie, along with a few returning players looking to earn a contract, will be imperative to make sure that void is filled in order for the 49ers to replicate the dominance the team enjoyed in 2019.
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Watch 49ers' Javon Kinlaw replicate Aaron Donald knife training drill originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area