The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their second day of minicamp practice, and we once again have a handful of media reports. I have linked to them at the bottom. They cover a lot of similar topics, but you get some different angles on performances. You can review day 1 of minicamp HERE.
Vernon Davis shines
It is hard to call anybody an MVP of the offseason workout program, but one guy that has gotten a lot of positives reviews is tight end Vernon Davis. The 2014 season started well for Vernon in Dallas, and proceeded to turn into a nightmare the rest of the way. He dealt with injuries and ineffectiveness, putting forth his worst season as a pro.
A year after skipping the entire offseason workout program over a contract dispute, Davis has been on hand since day one of this offseason. Reports have him showing solid speed, and generally looking good. This will need to replicate itself once the 49ers put pads on, but it is great to hear that Vernon is looking good. He caught a pair of deep touchdown passes on seam routes, going 40- and 50-yards.
The 49ers have a new deep threat in Torrey Smith, but if Davis can regain his old form, or at least more of it than last year, the passing game will be in much better shape.
Cornerback depth chart
Wednesday saw Chris Cook and Dontae Johnson starting at cornerback. The team has rotated corners all offseason. Tramaine Brock and Shareece Wright have been viewed as the expected starters. However, both are dealing with injuries, which has opened the door for the rest of the depth chart to get a lot of action. Brock is finally back getting some work in team drills, but it sounds a little bit limited. It will be interesting to see who lines up where the first week of training camp.
Offensive line depth chart
Alex Boone was once again at left guard, and seems likely to stick with the second team through the end of minicamp. I have to think he moves back into the starting lineup in training camp, but I do wonder where exactly in the lineup he will be. There is plenty of talk about right tackle, but maybe the 49ers do in fact keep him at guard.
The first team offensive line for Wednesday was the same as Tuesday: LT
Blake Bell showing some things
The rookie tight end has shown up positively in both days of minicamp reports. Vernon Davis is going to be the No. 1 tight end, but could Bell supplant Vance McDonald this quickly? If not, he could become a very active option as the third tight end. If the team is happy with Garrett Celek and/or Derek Carrier, Bell could also potentially end up as a red zone weapon. He can do a lot of different things, so we'll see how they try and maximize his versatility.
Day 2 minicamp reports
Some video from practice