49ers Depth Chart: Defense

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We took a look at the likely depth chart week 1 for the 49ers’ offense earlier. Now we take a look at the defense. Remember, this is the projection for week 1, and could change by midseason.

One issue with projecting a defensive depth chart is the wide variety of defensive sets used. Here we will use the 49ers’ base 3-4 defense–though it should be noted that the 49ers play more time in nickel and dime coverage with five defensive backs than in their base 3-4, which essentially makes Jimmie Ward a starter. Nevertheless, here is our best prediction.

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