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The 49ers rookies will head to the NFL Rookie Symposium this week. We look at some of the things that will be discussed.

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The NFL's annual rookie symposium has officially gotten underway in Ohio, with AFC rookies kicking things off. The AFC rookies got started on Sunday, and will be in attendance through Wednesday. NFC rookies arrive on Wednesday and will be in attendance through Saturday. There will be media availability Friday morning, so we'll keep an eye out for player quotes, and any social media from the San Francisco 49ers rookie class.

The NFL describes the symposium as follows:

The NFL Rookie Symposium is an orientation for all drafted rookies based on the four core values of the League - Responsibility to Team, Respect, Integrity and Resilience. The symposium includes presentations, videos, and workshops on player health and safety, decision making, mental health, substance abuse, finance, building a winning culture and bystander intervention.

We'll pass on the jokes about NFL integrity for now! The good news is there are plenty of veterans that will be speaking with the rookies. It sounds like bystander intervention is a new addition to the symposium. There is no explanation for what that means, but with the numerous highly publicized off-field issues over the last year, I do wonder if it has anything to do with that.

Whatever the case, hopefully they hammer it home to avoid doing anything stupid. The team seems to have found mostly quality character guys in this year's draft, but seemingly good guys have found ways to get into trouble once they hit the NFL. Hopefully that is not an issue, but we'll see what the next month of downtime brings!

The 49ers rookies include (this article suggests UDFAs do not get to go):

QB Dylan Thompson

RB Mike Davis
RB Jarryd Hayne

WR Mario Hull
WR Dres Anderson
WR Issac Blakeney
WR DiAndre Campbell
WR DeAndre Smelter
WR DeAndrew White

TE Busta Anderson
TE Blake Bell

OL Trent Brown
OL Patrick Miller
OL Ian Silberman

DT Arik Armstead

OLB Eli Harold
OLB Marcus Rush

CB Mylan Hicks

S Jaquiski Tartt
S Jermaine Whitehead

P Bradley Pinion
K Corey Acosta