San Francisco held its rookie minicamp over the weekend. What greater time for a ridiculously early check out how the 49ers’ 53-man roster will shake up.
Quarterback: (3) Brock Purdy, Trey Lance, Sam Darnold
Purdy is the chief throughout the clubhouse after worthwhile eight in a row. Surgery to revive an elbow injury sustained all through the NFC championship sport loss casts doubt on his standing. The subsequent substitute will come spherical 12 weeks after the surgical process, which is June 2nd. Pay consideration.
With Purdy on the shelf, Trey Lance and Sam Darnold will compete for the prospect to start. This one will in all probability be fascinating to manage, nevertheless Lance must have the flexibility to get the nod.
Running once more: (4) Christian McCaffrey, Elijah Mitchell, Jordan Mason, Ty Davis-Price
McCaffrey is the undisputed starter. Mason assumed the “nearer” place late throughout the 12 months in Mitchell’s absence. Those two will compete for the second working once more place as Davis-Price battles to stay on the roster.
Full-back: (1) Kyle Juszczyk
Juszczyk is a lock to make the roster. The solely question is whether or not or not his versatility offers the 49ers the flexibleness to keep up merely three tight ends on the roster.
Wide receiver: (6) Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings, Ray-Ray McCloud, Danny Grey, Ronnie Bell (correct)
They are set from one to 4. Last 12 months, the 49ers saved merely 5 receivers on their starting 53-man roster. If they choose to go down that path as soon as extra, will in all probability be a difficult willpower. Danny Gray brings velocity, whereas Bell confirmed the flexibleness to battle for the ball all through rookie minicamp.
Tight end: (4) George Kittle, Ross Dwelley, Cameron Latu (correct), Brayden Willis (correct)
Dwelley’s functionality to contribute on explicit teams offers him the nod over Charlie Woerner. Latu has the blocking functionality to change Woerner’s place on offense.
Willis reveals expertise as a shifting tight end, nevertheless he’s extra prone to be the odd man if the workforce decides to associate with merely three.
Offensive line: (8) Trent Williams, Aaron Banks, Jake Brendel, Spencer Burford, Colton McKivitz, Jon Feliciano, Nick Zakelj, Jaylon Moore
San Francisco returns with 4 starters from a season prior to now. Colton McKivitz is concentrated to change Mike McGlinchey at correct take care of. Spencer Burford could also be known as as a lot as compete there after starting at correct guard remaining season.
Look to Jon Feliciano to compete for a starting place at correct guard. The veteran has carried out all three inside areas in his occupation.
Defensive line: (9) Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead, Javon Hargrave, Drake Jackson, Javon Kinlaw, Kevin Givens, Clelin Ferrell, Kalia Davis, Robert Beal Jr. (R)
San Francisco will look to Drake Jackson to change Samson Ebukam as a result of the start defensive end in direction of Nick Bosa. Kerry Hyder Jr. and Austin Bryant end up being the outsiders because of explicit teams prowess of rookie Robert Beal Jr.
Veteran TY McGill will current rivals alongside the inside of the defensive place as will undrafted free agent Spencer Waege.
Linebacker: (6) Fred Warner, Dre Greenlaw, Oren Burks, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Marcelino McCrary-Ball, Jalen Graham (correct)
San Francisco is filled with linebackers.
Burks is a specific teams ace who can start, and Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles has confirmed that functionality as properly.
Marcelino McCrary-Ball was spectacular all through teaching camp remaining 12 months. He and Jalen Graham make the guidelines about Dee Winters. Graham out-performed Winters all through rookie minicamp.
CB: (5) Charvarius Ward, Deommodore Lenoir, Isaiah Oliver, Samuel Womack, Darrell Luter Jr. (correct)
Isaiah Oliver replaces Jimmie Ward as a result of the start participant.
The 49ers appeared to have misplaced faith in Ambry Thomas remaining 12 months and he was modified by Darrell Luter Jr. on the roster. The rookie’s functionality to play press safety makes him a higher match for model new defensive coordinator Steve Wilks’ scheme.
Safety: (4) Talanoa Hufanga, Tashaun Gipson, George Odum, Ji’Ayir Brown (correct)
There are not any surprises proper right here. Gipson will start with Brown pressing performs. Odum is a specific teams ace.
Stuntmen: (3) Jake Moody (correct), Mitchell Wishnowsky, Taybor Pepper
Many followers have been in a foul mood because of the 49ers have been dealt a kicker throughout the third spherical; nonetheless, the earlier Michigan standout’s sturdy leg pays huge dividends this season.