No. 2: Offensive Guard Ross Reynolds
This is something which should excite most 49ers fans.
Another one of the players Grant Cohn touted during minicamp was the undrafted rookie, Iowa offensive guard Ross Reynolds.
Reynolds was one of Niner Noise’s choices for undrafted free agents with the best chance to make the 53-man roster this season. He was a collegiate road grader, and some might see it shocking he went undrafted.
Bonus for San Francisco, which otherwise did very little to address the interior of its offensive line during the offseason.
Cohn pointed out how Reynolds “rarely gets beat during one-on-one pass-rush drills” and already “plays like a veteran.”
Last year, the Niners’ primary guard backup was former first-round NFL Draft pick, Joshua Garnett, who doesn’t look to be in any position to take over a starting gig in San Francisco this season. Yet his spot as a backup could be in peril, particularly with Reynolds increasing his stock value this offseason.
Look for Reynolds to shine in training camp as well.