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49ers bubble watch 2017: Cornerback depth chart taking shape

The 49ers have some big decisions to make at the cornerback position.

We only have two bubble watch posts left before the third preseason game, and today we’re going to focus on the San Francisco 49ers’ cornerbacks.

The last time Fooch looked at the cornerbacks, he listed Rashard Robinson and Ahkello Witherspoon as locks. Dontae Johnson, Keith Reaser and K’Waun Williams were listed as strong bubble players. Will Redmond, Will Davis and Adrian Colbert were listed as weak bubble. Prince Charles Iworah and Zach Franklin were listed as longshots.

So his list didn’t include Asa Jackson, who is basically the replacement for Franklin, who was waived after an injury. We’ll start with Jackson, who looked terrible against the Denver Broncos and should be the fist cornerback released.

The locks remain the same as far as I’m concerned, even though Robinson has looked iffy in two games. His hype was huge in training camp and he’s come down to Earth, but he’s a starter. Witherspoon and Johnson both looked very good against the Broncos, I thought.

Reaser has been moving inside and outside, and along with K’Waun Williams I think all of the three strong bubble players will make it. The most interesting name on the list, to me, is Will Redmond. I think he has the potential to be a great corner in the NFL but he hasn’t seen the field enough. He’s the only one I have listed as a weak bubble.

Locks: Rashard Robinson, Ahkello Witherspoon
Strong Bubble: Dontae Johnson, Keith Reaser, K’Waun Williams
Weak Bubble: Will Redmond
Longshot: Will Davis, Prince Charles Iworah, Asa Jackson

There isn’t a ton to say about the longshots. Jackson isn’t good, Davis has been banged up some, and I don’t think I’ve heard anybody talk about Iworah at this point. What say you?