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Arik Armstead, Trent Brown join Solomon Thomas at Von Miller Pass Rush Summit

The 49ers youngsters are getting a serious pass rush education

Von Miller welcomed a host of players to the Bay Area on Thursday, when he hosted a Pass Rush Summit in the South Bay. Miller has a home in the Bay Area, and had been planning something like this for the offseason.

There was quite the crew of pass rush talent on hand. We already say that Solomon Thomas was doing work with DeMarcus Ware at the Summit. ESPN’s Jim Trotter was on hand for the event, and he tweeted out some of the other players in attendance. Notably among them was Arik Armstead. Both players will get a chance to come off the edge in the base defense, and then potentially swing inside in sub-packages.

Here’s the list Trotter tweeted out:

Solomon Thomas
Arik Armstead
Von Miller
Khalil Mack
Vic Beasley
DeMarcus Ware
Olivier Vernon
Malik Jackson
Cliff Avril
Dee Ford
Shane Ray

Additionally, in this picture, you can spot Trent Brown in the back next to Thomas.

According to Fish, Brown was the only offensive lineman who attended the camp. Last year, the San Francisco 49ers conducted joint practices with the Denver Broncos prior to their preseason game. A few weeks later, Miller was asked which offensive tackle gave him a tough time, and he mentioned Brown.

“But some of the tackles that have given me hard times, I feel like Trent Brown has a very bright future in the National Football League. He’s 6’8, he knows how to use his arms, knows how to use his wingspan, he has length. So I feel like, he’s young, and people haven’t really seen him, but I feel like he’s one of the better tackles in the National Football League.”

Brown lives in the area, so it was not difficult to make this happen, but it is still good to learn Brown took advantage of this crash course with some great NFL pass rushers. Everybody that speaks about Brown talks about the raw physical tools he has, and how high his upside is. The big question remains if he can keep his weight in check. GM John Lynch talked about Brown earlier this month, describing him as one of the pleasant surprises of the offseason workout program. He said Brown showed up a little heavy, but was working hard to slim down.

Vanguard Sports helped connect a lot of these players, and they posted this picture from the event.

Strong showing for year 1 at @vonmiller Pass Rush Summit. Thanks to @stanfordfball for the hospitality

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