The San Francisco 49ers kicked off 2017 training camp this week, and Niner Noise takes a look at what the starting lineup may look like after camp is done.
The San Francisco 49ers officially opened 2017 training camp on July 27, and the first set of practices took place the following day.
Coming off a 2-14 season a year ago, there shouldn’t be too many “safe spots” on the team’s roster. Yes, a handful of returning veterans and offseason pickups likely wind up starting when Week 1 rolls around. But there are just as many questions as shoo-in picks.
In this slideshow, we’ll give you an opening prediction what the starting lineup will be in base formations. We will, however, note nickel and three-wide packages, since they are so prevalent in today’s NFL.
We’ll also mention some of the more-heated camp competitions that will have direct influence on who winds up starting come Week 1.
But to kick things off, let’s look at a unit with little drama associated with it — special teams.