Niner Noise provided you with a pre-training camp prediction of the San Francisco 49ers 53-man roster in 2016 not long ago. With a few days of camp in the books, we revisit our predictions and make some changes in this second version.
Two weeks ago, Niner Noise broke down a two-deep depth chart for the San Francisco 49ers in advance of training camp.
A lot has changed since that slideshow went live. There have been injuries, camp risers and fallers, unforeseen circumstances and a slew of other factors potentially impacting our initial assessment.
With three days of training camp now in the books, let’s revisit our initial predictions and make a few changes based on what we’ve learned from the team so far.
Some of the positions won’t change but, with a number of units having no clear answer as depth is formulated, there’s a good chance the depth-chart ladder will be as shaky as it is short. Competition and “rising to the occasion” are key factors in this case.
San Francisco will be tasked with trimming its current 90-man roster down to 53 players at the end of the preseason.
We won’t dive into a full 53-man roster prediction just yet — it’s coming, just wait — rather we’ll stick with the format used in our initial assessment, which focuses on two players (in most cases) for each position.
Special teams will, once again, kick off (pun intended) our version-2.0 assessment.
Next: Special Teams