49ers Rookies to Watch in Training Camp
A number of first-year 49ers players should catch your attention during training camp.
In addition, San Francisco brought in a number of undrafted free agents which, per NFL.com’s Chad Reuter, ranked second among all NFL UDFA classes.
But here are some rookies you should pay extra-close attention to during camp.
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Thomas’ commitments at Stanford kept him out of OTAs and mandatory minicamp. The No. 3 overall pick from the draft could easily be a plug-and-play starter along the Niners defensive line this season.
Foster’s surgically repaired shoulder limited him during OTAs and minicamp. The 49ers are expecting Foster to be “more than ready” for the start of training camp.
While Foster fell in the draft, more than a handful of draft experts considered him a top-10 talent to have. And San Francisco has him.
The Niners picked up former Colorado cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon in Round 3 of the NFL Draft. He still has a ways to go to earn a starting job this season. But with depth a major question at the position, San Francisco is hoping the fluid and agile defensive back can adjust to live within the pro ranks quickly.
Camp will reveal if Williams is anything close to ready.
Fellow RB Matt Breida also is a player to watch during camp. The UDFA has already turned heads during various camps leading up to these final sessions, and he could wind up being an upstart on San Francisco’s roster right away.