The 49ers opened up mandatory minicamp practice to the media and the structure was pretty similar to OTA practice. There were “move the ball” sessions which are 11-on-11, as well as 7-on-7 drills without linemen. These were preceded by the usual calisthenics and individual warm ups. During the team drills there were several plays that stood out.
C.J. Beathard to Dante Pettis
This was during the move the ball sessions. Beathard dropped back and threw deep to the right side of the field to Pettis who was on the move towards the end zone and well covered by Tarvarius Moore. Pettis didn’t quite make it across the goal line but held onto the ball as he was pushed out of bounds. It led to a touchdown pass from Beathard to Aaron Burbridge on the very next play.
Tyvis Powell intercepts Jimmy Garoppolo
Garoopolo dropped back and threw to his left side towards Burbridge. Powell jumped the route, intercepted the ball and ran it back to where the team was standing. It could be argued that it would have been a pick six.
Terrell Williams Jr. breaks up a Beathard pass
Beathard’s pass was intended for Matt Breida but was broken up by Williams who jumped the short route in the flat.
Mark Nzeocha forces a fumble
Nick Mullens threw a short pass to Joe Williams to the right side when Nzeocha ran up and blindsided Williams to force a fumble.
K’Waun Williams gets to Garoppolo
Garoppolo stepped back to throw but to no avail as his receivers were covered. He did not have much time before Williams got past the line on a corner blitz and “sacked” Garoppolo.
Beathard to Kendrick Bourne
Beathard stepped back into the pocket and threw to Bourne who was on a crossing route to the right side. He was able to get enough separation from Elijah Lee to make the catch before running out of bounds.
We will see more action on the field tomorrow before the team has approximately six weeks off before training camp.