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49ers projected depth chart post-NFL draft

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There will be some very good battles at training camp

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Offense First team Second team Third team Other
Offense First team Second team Third team Other
QB Jimmy Garoppolo Nick Mullens C.J. Beathard
RB Matt Brieda Jerick McKinnon Jeffery Wilson
RB2 Tevin Coleman Raheem Mostert Matt Dayes
FB Kyle Juszczyk
WR-X Dante Pettis Kendrick Bourne
WR-Z Deebo Samuel Marquise Goodwin
WR-Slot Jordan Matthews Jalen Hurd Trent Taylor Richie James
TE George Kittle Kaden Smith
TE2 Garrett Celek Ross Dwelley
T Joe Staley Matt Skule Christian DiLauro
T Mike McGlinchey Shon Coleman Daniel Brunskill
G Laken Tomlinson Ben Garland Ross Reynolds
G Mike Person Josh Garnett
C Weston Richburg Erik Magnuson
Defense
Edge Nick Bosa Solomon Thomas Kentavius Street
Edge Dee Ford Ronald Blair Julian Taylor Damontre Moore
DT DeForest Buckner Arik Armstead Sheldon Day
NT DJ Jones Sheldon Day Cedric Thornton
SLB Fred Warner Pita Taumoepenu Dre Greenlaw
MLB Kwon Alexander David Mayo Elijah Lee
WLB Malcolm Smith Ryan Delaire
CB Richard Sherman Tarvarius Moore Emmanuel Moseley
CB Ahkello Witherspoon Tim Harris Greg Mabin
SCB Jason Verrett K'Waun Williams
FS Jimmie Ward Adrian Colbert D.J. Reed Jr. Tyree Robinson
SS Jaquiski Tartt Antone Exum Marcell Harris
Special Teams
K Roubie Gould
P Mitch Wishnowsky
LS Colin Holba
KR Richie James D.J. Reed Deebo Samuel
PR Richie James Dante Pettis

The “busy” part of free agency and the NFL Draft are behind us now. Barring any big signings, the names on the San Francisco 49ers 90-man roster are set in stone. The players will determine how much they play over the next four months. Until then, let’s project the depth chart.

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Offense First team Second team Third team Other
Offense First team Second team Third team Other
QB Jimmy Garoppolo Nick Mullens C.J. Beathard
RB Matt Brieda Jerick McKinnon Jeffery Wilson
RB2 Tevin Coleman Raheem Mostert Matt Dayes
FB Kyle Juszczyk
WR-X Dante Pettis Kendrick Bourne
WR-Z Deebo Samuel Marquise Goodwin
WR-Slot Jordan Matthews Jalen Hurd Trent Taylor Richie James
TE George Kittle Kaden Smith
TE2 Garrett Celek Ross Dwelley
T Joe Staley Matt Skule Christian DiLauro
T Mike McGlinchey Shon Coleman Daniel Brunskill
G Laken Tomlinson Ben Garland Ross Reynolds
G Mike Person Josh Garnett
C Weston Richburg Erik Magnuson
Defense
Edge Nick Bosa Solomon Thomas Kentavius Street
Edge Dee Ford Ronald Blair Julian Taylor Damontre Moore
DT DeForest Buckner Arik Armstead Sheldon Day
NT DJ Jones Sheldon Day Cedric Thornton
SLB Fred Warner Pita Taumoepenu Dre Greenlaw
MLB Kwon Alexander David Mayo Elijah Lee
WLB Malcolm Smith Ryan Delaire
CB Richard Sherman Tarvarius Moore Emmanuel Moseley
CB Ahkello Witherspoon Tim Harris Greg Mabin
SCB Jason Verrett K'Waun Williams
FS Jimmie Ward Adrian Colbert D.J. Reed Jr. Tyree Robinson
SS Jaquiski Tartt Antone Exum Marcell Harris
Special Teams
K Roubie Gould
P Mitch Wishnowsky
LS Colin Holba
KR Richie James D.J. Reed Deebo Samuel
PR Richie James Dante Pettis

A lot of this will work itself out.

Kick returner is an interesting competition. D.J. Reed proved to be the big play, highlight returner. But it was Richie James who had the 7th highest return average. I don’t know if the 49ers will go this direction, but Deebo Samuel was a pretty good returner at South Carolina.

The running back and wide receiver competition is a popular debate. Many think that Trent Taylor is the odd man out. I’ve heard others say that Jordan Matthews will be on the outside looking in. The running back situation will vary by opponent, I’m guessing.

One thing that is important when looking at the defensive depth chart is that the “NT” and “WLB” won’t be on the field more than 30% of the time. Also, Thomas will play starter snaps. Whether that’s on the edge, or inside, he’ll see plenty of the field.

We talk a lot about who will start between Verrett, Witherspoon, and Moore. If all are healthy, my guess is Moore plays the least amount of snaps between the three. Verrett is a significant upgrade, but he has to prove that he can stay healthy. Until then, it doesn’t really matter.

The door is open for an offensive lineman or tight end to steal a roster spot. There will be plenty of good training camp battles.