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49ers bubble watch: A complete look

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The San Francisco 49ers begin reporting to training camp later this week with rookies, quarterbacks and injured players. The rest of the team reports July 23. We've been breaking down the bubble watch position-by-position. We compile it all in one place here.


Over the last two weeks, we've taken a look at the various position groups and what the bubble is looking like. I wanted to compile them all together to see what it creates as far as each category is concerned.

Some folks have asked how my thoughts have changed since I first put together each of the position unit discussion. I will go back through again and see if I'm leaning another way, but for now I wanted to compile my original picks in one place. You can go through each of the articles below for my thoughts on each position, but if you're looking for every single position in one place, here you go. I'll be back with a re-assessment a little later this week. For now, where am I way off?


Locks (36)

QB: Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert
RB: Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Carlos Hyde
FB: Bruce Miller
WR: Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton
TE: Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald
OT: Joe Staley, Anthony Davis
OG: Mike Iupati, Alex Boone
C: Daniel Kilgore, Marcus Martin

DT: Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Glenn Dorsey, Tank Carradine
OLB: Ahmad Brooks, Aldon Smith, Corey Lemonier
ILB: Patrick Willis, Michael Wilhoite, Chris Borland
CB: Tramaine Brock, Chris Culliver, Jimmie Ward
S:  Eric Reid, Antoine Bethea

K: Phil Dawson
P: Andy Lee
LOS: Kevin McDermott

Strong Bubble (21)

RB: Marcus Lattimore, LaMichael James
WR: Stevie Johnson
TE: Garrett Celek, Derek Carrier
OT: Jonathan Martin
OG: Joe Looney, Adam Snyder

DT: Ian Williams, Tony Jerod-Eddie, Demarcus Dobbs, Quinton Dial
OLB: Dan Skuta, Aaron Lynch
ILB: Nick Moody
CB: Chris Cook, Darryl Morris, Perrish Cox, Dontae Johnson
S: C.J. Spillman, Craig Dahl

Weak Bubble (12)

QB: Josh Johnson, McLeod Bethel-Thompson
FB: Will Tukuafu, Trey Millard
WR: Brandon Lloyd, Kassim Osgood
OT: Carter Bykowski
OG: Ryan Seymour

ILB: Blake Costanzo, Shayne Skov
CB: Kenneth Acker
S: Bubba Ventrone

Longshots (18)

QB: Kory Faulkner
RB: Jewel Hampton
WR: Jon Baldwin, Chuck Jacobs, Devon Wylie, David Reed
TE: Asante Cleveland, Kevin Greene
OT: Fou Fonoti
OG: Al Netter
C: Dillon Farrell

DT: Lawrence Okoye, Kaleb Ramsey, Mike Purcell
OLB: Chase Thomas
S: D.J. Campbell, LJ McCray

P: Colton Schmidt

Others (3)

OG: Brandon Thomas (NFI)
ILB: NaVorro Bowman (PUP)
CB: Keith Reaser (NFI)