San Francisco 49ers: Full Depth Chart & Roster Predictions for 2016 Season
By Peter Panacy
The San Francisco 49ers have more than a few decisions to make regarding their roster as the 2016 NFL season approaches. With training camp less than a month away, Niner Noise takes a look at the current roster and who makes the cut during the regular season in this all-encompassing breakdown.
There aren’t a whole lot of clear-cut answers for the San Francisco 49ers as they gear up for the upcoming 2016 season.
Aside from a handful of shoo-ins, the Niners have an overwhelming number of positions and roster spots yet to be determined as training camp nears in July. This camp, combined with the preseason, will give us a better understanding as to how the 49ers’ current 90-man roster might be trimmed down to 53 players for the regular season.
We do have a little information to base any argument about starters, backups, depth players and those guys who simply don’t make the cut.
San Francisco’s NFL Draft investments, especially the higher picks, will warrant spots in most cases. And a number of established players will also be locks to make the roster.
Still, it’s worth breaking down an assessment of what the 49ers roster will look like to start Week 1.
So let’s make that prediction — one that takes into account the starters in base formations, backups, cuts and even players potentially stashed away on injured reserve or other lists not counting against the 53-man roster.
Note: Starters will be listed in bold with backups/depth players in standard font. Rookies will be italicized.
Next: Stashing Injured Players