No. 7: Offensive Lineman Daniel Brunskill
Keeping a reserve offensive lineman or two on the practice squad is also a good idea, given the possibility of attrition up front.
One possibility, of course, is undrafted rookie guard Ross Reynolds out of Iowa. But it sure seems like he has a better chance making the 53-man roster this season. Or, if not there, perhaps being claimed by another team looking for a solid run blocker.
Instead, another still-eligible player is Daniel Brunskill. He spent 2017 and 2018 on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad, never being promoted, before joining the AAF for its brief stint early in 2019. When that folded, the 49ers brought him aboard as a likely camp body for training camp.
Brunskill is primarily viewed as a tackle, playing his college ball at San Diego State. While there are only a few pro-level traits at his disposal, Brunskill is fairly adept with his movement skills. And like most of Kyle Shanahan’s linemen, Brunskill is good enough in run support.
An extra reserve swing tackle is never a bad thing behind the one or two on the 53-man roster.