No. 3: K’Waun Williams (Nickel)
Like the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, the 49ers have a key decision to make at nickel cornerback.
Williams has the bonus of being one of the first players brought in by general manager John Lynch this offseason. Even though Williams missed all of 2016 with an injury, Pro Football Focus’ Jeff Deeney pointed out how effective the 5-foot-9 cornerback performed the previous two seasons:
On the other hand, Redmond is trying to bounce back from missing his rookie year also. A member of former GM Trent Baalke’s infamous “All-ACL” team, Redmond appeared to look much better early in camp.
But Williams is starting to pull away, at least according to Rob Lowder of Niners Wire:
Whether or not this pushes Redmond, a third-round draftee, off the roster completely is anyone’s guess.
But Williams’ spot is pretty much assured at this point.