The San Francisco 49ers released their preseason Week 4 depth chart, and more than any other in the preseason, this one puts the “un” in unofficial.
The 49ers PR department puts together the depth chart based on their own observations and discussions. It is not an official coaching staff depth chart, thus the “unofficial.” And for the final preseason game, it’s all the more unofficial. We know that most of the team’s starters will not be playing in this game. We’ll see some starters get work, but the inactive list will likely be at or north of 20 players.
With that in mind, I thought it could be fun trying to predict who the starters will be this Thursday. There are roster spots still up for grabs, so I would not be surprised to see both Joshua Garnett and Jonathan Cooper in the lineup. Cooper got some left guard work last week, so it would not surprise me to see Garnett and Cooper at the guard positions, and Mike Person in at center.
Injuries resulted in several notable names missing significant preseason action. That includes defensive linemen Arik Armstead and Solomon Thomas, and nickel back K’Waun Williams. I could see them maybe getting some work, but I have a feeling the coaching staff will be happy with them just getting their practice reps in and then calling it a day. And so, I’ve slotted in Jullian Taylor and Cassius Marsh for Armstead and Thomas, and D.J. Reed for Williams.
I thought about leaving Mike McGlinchey in the lineup. The more snaps the better for him, but I think he gets the day off to close out the preseason. I’ve got Pace Murphy and Darrell Williams in the starting lineup at the tackle positions.
What do y’all think?
QB: C.J. Beathard
RB: Jeremy McNichols
FB: Malcolm Johnson
WR: Kendrick Bourne, Aldrick Robinson, Trent Taylor
OL: Darrell Williams, Joshua Garnett, Mike Person, Jonathan Cooper, Pace Murphy
DL: Jullian Taylor, Sheldon Day, D.J. Jones, Cassius Marsh
LB: Mark Nzeocha, Korey Toomer, Elijah Lee
CB: Tarvarius Moore, Greg Mabin, D.J. Reed
S: Antone Exum, Tyvis Powell
49ers offensive depth chart, preseason Week 4
|WR||Pierre Garçon||Aaron Burbridge||Dante Pettis||Kendrick Bourne||Max McCaffrey/Steven Dunbar|
|LT||Joe Staley||Pace Murphy||Darrell Williams|
|LG||Laken Tomlinson||Mike Person||JP Flynn||Chris Gonzalez|
|C||Weston Richburg||Erik Magnuson|
|RG||Joshua Garnett||Jonathan Cooper||Coleman Shelton||Najee Toran|
|RT||Mike McGlinchey||Garry Gilliam||Andrew Lauderdale|
|TE||Garrett Celek||George Kittle||Cole Hikutini||Cole Wick||Ross Dwelley/Wes Saxton|
|WR||Marquise Goodwin||Trent Taylor||Aldrick Robinson||Victor Bolden||Richie James|
|RB||Jerick McKinnon||Matt Breida||Raheem Mostert||Joe Williams/Alfred Morris||Jeremy McNichols/Jeff Wilson|
|FB||Kyle Juszczyk||Malcolm Johnson|
|QB||Jimmy Garoppolo||C.J. Beathard||Nick Mullens||Jack Heneghan|
49ers defensive depth chart, preseason Week 4
|LDE||Solomon Thomas||Cassius Marsh||Jeremiah Attaochu||Dekoda Watson|
|LDT||Earl Mitchell||D.J. Jones||Chris Jones|
|RDT||DeForest Buckner||Sheldon Day||Will Sutton||Niles Scott|
|RDE||Arik Armstead||Ronald Blair||Jullian Taylor|
|SAM||Mark Nzeocha||Pita Taumoepenu|
|MIKE||Reuben Foster||Brock Coyle||Fred Warner|
|WILL||Malcolm Smith||Korey Toomer||Elijah Lee|
|LCB||Richard Sherman||Jimmie Ward||Tyvis Powell||Emmanuel Moseley|
|RCB||Ahkello Witherspoon||Greg Mabin||Tarvarius Moore||Tarvarus McFadden|
|FS||Adrian Colbert||D.J. Reed||Marcell Harris||Dexter McCoil|
|SS||Jaquiski Tartt||Antone Exum, Jr.||Chanceller James|
49ers special teams depth chart, preseason Week 4
|Position||Bradley Pinion||Jeff Locke|
|PR||Trent Taylor||Dante Pettis||D.J. Reed|
|KOR||Victor Bolden||Matt Breida||D.J. Reed|