Today, rookies and selected veterans are reporting to the San Francisco 49ers team headquarters in Santa Clara for training camp. The first practice will take place on Monday, July 23. The 49ers enter training camp with all of their seven draft picks signed to contracts, so there will be no holdouts which will limit the distractions at training camp.
The 49ers two most touted rookies are first-round draft pick WR A.J. Jenkins and second-round draft pick RB LaMichael James. Jenkins has struggled in workouts but with the team having plenty options at wide receiver, the team is not leaning on him to have a breakout year. James is expected to be part of the 49ers offense, however, his role in so far undefined with Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Brandon Jacobs and Anthony Dixon all vying for playing time. There is also fifth-round draft pick FS Trenton Robinson who has been making noise at offseason workouts while practicing with the first-team defense in the absence of Dashson Goldson.
Training camp and the preseason is a great time for 49ers rookies to make lasting impressions on Jim Harbaugh and the coaching staff. In this week’s 49ers poll, Niner Noise wants to know which rookie you think will have the best season? Answer the poll below and tell us what you think in the comments: