The 49ers finished their first padded-practice of the season Monday. Trent Williams reportedly won every rep against Nick Bosa, while Trent Taylor picked up where he left off last training camp. Taylor, Kendrick Bourne, and Brandon Aiyuk appear to be the three receivers that will get most of the action based on early practices. Emmanuel Moseley and Jason Verrett continue to rotate at cornerback, while Ahkello Witherspoon has been relegated to backup duty.
Daniel Brunskill has rotated at right guard with Tom Compton. He also said he’s been taking some reps at center after Ben Garland. Brunskill played 20 snaps at center during the preseason of 2019. With Weston Richburg expected to start the season on the PUP list, Brunskill will likely serve as the backup center.
Both Brunskill and Garland spoke about how tough it is to block Javon Kinlaw. Brunskill said, “he’s a very big guy. He’s a lot harder to move. I know there’s a few times where I’ve gone against him in pass pro so far, and it’s like hitting a wall. He’s a massive guy, a massive human, and he’s going to be a hell of a player for us.” Garland echoed those comments:
“I think we’re all really excited about him. Very powerful, very strong, very big kid. One thing I really like about him is he has an ability to learn, and he wants to learn. He’s very coachable. He’s even asking offensive guys what he can do to stay in the league longer or develop his game. So, I was really impressed with him so far.”
As far as the rookie wideouts, Moseley said he almost cried when he found out that the 49ers drafted his former teammate Jauan Jennings. He also said Brandon Aiyuk is “a lot faster than people think.”