The San Francisco 49ers made some notable changes at running back to add competition to presumed starter Carlos Hyde. With rookies Joe Williams and Matt Breida in the mix, how does this camp competition shake up at training camp?
Over the previous two season, San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde didn’t exactly have a lot of competition heading towards the regular season.
All that changes under head coach Kyle Shanahan in 2017.
Shanahan and running backs coach Bobby Turner were instrumental in bringing in former Utah tailback Joe Williams in Round 4 of the NFL Draft. It’s possible Williams is viewed as the next featured back, putting Hyde’s future status with the team in jeopardy.
And a lot of this will be determined by what happens in training camp, scheduled to kick off on July 27.
Williams isn’t the only player putting pressure on Hyde. Matt Breida, an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Southern, has made some waves. Veterans Tim Hightower and Kapri Bibbs are also vying for roster spots.
With these players in the mix, what’s on the table for each competitor as these players look to make it as high as possible on the depth chart?