It might say more about the incumbent...
This exercise puts into perspective how deep this team is
You can look in free agency, the draft, or stick with what’s on the roster
26 receivers went over 1,000 yards during the 2021 season
After a week off, these are four players who could take their game to another level for the remainder of the season
The 49ers deepest position group will be the hardest to whittle down by Week 1.
No real surprises other than that
There are seven tiers, from elite to replacement level player, and we went placed every player on offense in a specific tier.
There are a few position battles that will be fun to keep an eye on as they play out
The 49ers did not list a starter at right guard or cornerback
Will Raheem Mostert receive the bulk of the carries this season?
One spot remains open for Fred Warner. No real surprises for the NFC Champs
The new practice squad rules allow teams to keep 16 players now instead of 10
The wild cards remain McKinnon, Hurd, and Pettis
This was a lot easier than this time last year
Four routes that Jennings will be asked to run in the 49ers offense
The 49ers have a few options at running back, no matter what happens with Raheem Mostert
So many position battles on the roster
Subtract Sanders, add Aiyuk, Taylor, and Hurd
NFL Network ranked the top-10 offenses in the league, and the Niners came in at No. 6
Last year it was the linebackers, and we saw how much of a difference that made
Only one other team didn’t have a starter listed: Tompa Bay.
The Niners have a couple of options upfront
The 49ers have a few quality battles at linebacker
Four players who can bounce back from a disappointing 2019
Lynch also said the Niners would not pick up Solomon Thomas’s fifth-year option, but that doesn’t mean Thomas is going anywhere.