San Francisco 49ers: Starting Lineup Predictions for 2016 Season
Starters: Ian Williams, Glenn Dorsey, Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner
Backups: Quinton Dial, Mike Purcell, Ronald Blair
The Niners are sure to use a rotation here, and players will be moved around to maximize the confusion for the opposition.
Ian Williams and Glenn Dorsey will be the tackles on base downs, with Arik Armstead and rookie DeForest Buckner playing the ends. Depending on the scheme, these guys could swap around or a linebacker could line up on the line.
Quinton Dial and Mike Purcell are excellent effort players, and bring quality depth to the line. Rookie Ronald Blair brings good pass-rush ability.
The Niners need Williams and Dorsey healthy to be at their best. This line is the deepest on the squad, but you just cannot rely on depth, you also need production.
This group struggled for parts last season in stopping the run. This cannot happen in 2016.