The 49ers released their second depth chart of the season, and while it is mostly some modest changes from the first depth chart, there are a few interesting adjustments. It is always worth noting that this is just a preseason depth chart. It gives us some insight into what the coaching staff is thinking for the coming weekend, but not necessarily anything beyond that.
The starters all remain the same, but some of the backups have been switched around. Alex Boone was previously listed as the backup left tackle and Daniel Kilgore was previously listed as the backup left guard and center. In the new update, Boone is strictly at right guard, and Kilgore is strictly a backup at center. Mike Person was moved from primary backup at right tackle to primary backup at left tackle. Derek Hall moved from RT to RG and Kenny Wiggins is now the primary backup at RT. It's enough movement to make your head hurt!
One interesting change is that Demarcus Dobbs is no longer listed as a defensive lineman. He is strictly listed as a tight end. This is one move that shows why preseason depth charts need to be taken with a grain of salt. Barring something bizarre, Dobbs will get playing time at defensive end on Saturday. I don't really know why the 49ers would list him as just a tight end.
One last change of note is Eric Bakhtiari leap-frogging Cam Johnson at outside linebacker. Parys Haralson is listed as backup at both OLB spots, with Bakhtiari and Johnson behind him on Ahmad Brooks' side and Kourtnei Brown and Kenny Rowe behind him on Aldon Smith's side.
Head after the jump to review the new depth chart to compare it with the first depth chart.
WR: Michael Crabtree, Kyle Williams, A.J. Jenkins, Joe Hastings, Nathan Palmer, Chris Owusu
WR: Ted Ginn Jr. -or- Randy Moss -or- Mario Manningham, Brett Swain, Brian Tyms, Ben Hannula
LT: Joe Staley, Mike Person, Al Netter
LG: Mike Iupati, Joe Looney, Garret Chisholm
C: Jonathan Goodwin, Daniel Kilgore, Chase Beeler, Jason Slowery
RG: Alex Boone, Leonard Davis, Derek Hall
RT: Anthony Davis, Kenny Wiggins
TE: Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker, Konrad Reuland, Demarcus Dobbs, Garrett Celek, Nate Byham, Kyle Nelson, Gijon Robinson, Joe Sawyer
FB: Bruce Miller, Anthony Dixon, Cameron Bell
RB: Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Brandon Jacobs, LaMichael James, Rock Cartwright
QB: Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Josh Johnson, Scott Tolzien
LDT: Ray McDonald, Ricky Jean Francois, Tony Jerod-Eddie, Patrick Butrym
NT: Isaac Sopoaga, Ian Williams
RDT: Justin Smith, Will Tukuafu Matthew Masifilo
OLB: Ahmad Brooks, Parys Haralson, Eric Bakhtiari, Cam Johnson
ILB: NaVorro Bowman, Larry Grant, Joe Holland
ILB: Patrick Willis, Tavares Gooden, Michael Wilhoite
OLB: Aldon Smith, Parys Haralson, Kourtnei Brown, Kenny Rowe
LCB: Carlos Rogers, Tramaine Brock, Perrish Cox
RCB: Tarell Brown, Chris Culliver, Anthony Mosley, Deante Purvis
FS: Dashon Goldson, C.J. Spillman, Cory Nelms, Colin Jones
SS: Donte Whitner, Trenton Robinson, Darcel McBath, Michael Thomas