The 49ers quarterback competition is well under way as incumbent starter Shaun Hill and former number one draft pick Alex Smith showed up to voluntary minicamp this past weekend. Even though neither was obligated to show up both felt they needed to in order to win the starting job. This shows great leadership from both and I believe Hill deserves the starting job because of his 7-3 record as a starter. Smith is still recovering from right shoulder injury which he has had two surgeries since he first injured the shoulder on September 30, 2007 against the Seahawks. Rookie QB Nate Davis whom the 49ers picked in the fifth round looked impressive with his velocity on most of this throws. Davis will not compete for the starting job this year but he could develop into a future starting QB for the 49ers.
Rookie tight end Bear Pascoe who was picked in the sixth round by the Niners showed off his receiving skills beating the coverage multiple times to make plays. On one pass Pascoe made a leaping catch. Pascoe is a great blocker and with his flash of receiving skills might force him into the line-up with more playing time. It was only one minicamp mostly attended by rookies but TE Vernon Davis better come prepared to compete for playing time when the first mandatory minicamp gets underway on June 5-7.