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49ers bubble watch: A complete pre-training camp look

We are less than a month away from training camp, so here is the full look at the bubble watch! Position-by-position bubble watch: QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OL | DL | OLB | ILB | CB | S | Specialists

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Welcome back from the July 4th holiday (or for those that don't celebrate it, welcome back from another weekend). I am wrapping up my July 4th holiday weekend. I flew into Las Vegas last Wednesday, drove up to Nebraska on Thursday, and am back in Las Vegas, leaving Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Fingers crossed over the next 24 hours!

Over the weekend, I wrapped up a position-by-position look at the San Francisco 49ers bubble watch for each position. I thought today I would put them all together in a single post to make viewing a little easier. You can click the links above for the positional breakdown. I have posted them directly from each

A year ago, I had 36 locks and 21 strong bubbles. For a 53-man roster, that makes for a lot of tough calls. And we saw plenty of them at the end of 2014 training camp. A year later, I have 37 locks and 19 strong bubble options. Tight end, cornerback and safety are three positions where we could find clarity quite easy to bring the 49ers down to 53. Plenty will disagree with some of my locks and strong bubble options.

Locks (37)

QB: Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert
RB: Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush, Mike Davis
FB: Bruce Miller
WR: Anquan Boldin, Torrey SmithBruce Ellington
TE: Vernon Davis, Vance McDonaldBlake Bell
OT: Joe Staley, 
OG: Alex BooneBrandon Thomas
C: Marcus MartinDaniel Kilgore

DT: Glenn Dorsey, Ian WilliamsDarnell DockettTank CarradineQuinton DialArik Armstead
OLB: Aldon SmithAaron LynchEli Harold
ILB: NaVorro Bowman, Michael Wilhoite
CB: Tramaine Brock, Dontae JohnsonJimmie Ward
S: Eric ReidAntoine BetheaJaquiski Tartt

K: Phil Dawson
P: Bradley Pinion
LOS: Kyle Nelson

Strong Bubble (19)

RB: Kendall Hunter
WR: Quinton Patton, Jerome Simpson
TE: Derek Carrier, Garrett Celek
OT: Erik Pears, Trenton Brown
OG: Joe Looney

DT: Tony Jerod-Eddie
OLB: Ahmad Brooks
ILB: Philip Wheeler, Nick Moody, Nick Bellore
CB: Shareece Wright, Kenneth AckerChris Cook, Keith Reaser
S: Craig Dahl, L.J. McCray

Weak Bubble (19)

QB: Dylan Thompson
RB: Jarryd Hayne
FB: Trey Millard
WR: DeAndrew WhiteDres AndersonChuck Jacobs
TE: Busta Anderson, Asante Cleveland
OT: Ian Silberman
OG: Andrew Tiller
C: Dillon Farrell

DT: Mike Purcell, Kaleb RamseyLawrence Okoye
OLB: Corey Lemonier
ILB: Desmond Bishop, Shayne Skov
CB: Marcus Cromartie, Leon McFadden

Longshots (14)

RB: Kendall Gaskins
WR: Issac Blakeney, DiAndre CampbellMario Hull
TE: Xavier Grimble
OL: Patrick MillerBen GottschalkJustin RenfrowSean Hooey

DT: Garrison Smith
OLB: Marcus Rush
CB: Mylan Hicks
S: Jermaine Whitehead

K/P: Corey Acosta

Others (1)

WR: DeAndre Smelter (NFI)