No. 3: 49ers Cornerback Depth
Sticking with our secondary theme, another major concern is how well San Francisco’s cornerback depth will hold up.
Rashard Robinson is slated as the No. 1 corner this season. This isn’t a problem, although it could be if he’s hurt. The reason is simple — the 49ers don’t have likable depth behind him.
It appears as if Dontae Johnson has earned the initial spot as No. 2 corner. But Johnson’s production since being drafted in 2014 has fallen off. And his immediate competition, Keith Reaser, hasn’t been particularly effective either.
KNBR 680’s Kevin Jones pointed out how this could be an issue:
With rookie corner Ahkello Witherspoon a long ways away from being capable of starting, the Niners will be forced to roll with what they have.
Aside from Robinson, it’s not the ideal situation.