No. 1: Safety Lorenzo Jerome
Perhaps the undrafted rookie with the best shot to make the 53-man roster in Week 1 is defensive back Lorenzo Jerome.
These injuries have allowed Jerome to take snaps with the first-team defense at camp, per Niners Nation’s Jennifer Lee Chan:
Jerome has been something of a turnover-generating machine during camp practices. And while this is nothing like on-field action, the rookie’s ability to showcase ballhawk mentality gives San Francisco’s defense a look it hasn’t had for some time.
While the aforementioned injuries don’t appear to be too serious, it’s looking tougher and tougher to keep Jerome off the 53-man roster come this season.
He’ll likely be there, and that’s looking to be a good thing for the 49ers.
Stay tuned to Niner Noise as we continue to give you updates and analysis from training camp.