No. 9: Tight End
The tight end position for the 49ers has generally been a serious strength among the team. They should still be considered a strength, but for different reasons.
The days of seeing Vernon Davis blow past the safety downfield to reel in a huge catch are gone.
Today’s tight ends have proven to be reliable in the short passing game with players like Garrett Celek. Tight end Vance McDonald has been a stellar run blocker and has found his hands in the preseason, finishing with six catches for 94 yards and a touchdown in three games.
The potential of college QB, turned TE, Blake Bell is starting to emerge.
As a group, they are a fairly solid unit. And if they can maintain some consistency, the Niners TEs might find themselves higher on this list by Week 17.