Stock up: Austin Walter
Don’t look now, but there’s a possible undrafted free agent nobody saw coming that may make the Niners’ roster.
This opens up a massive roster spot, given how frail the 49ers have been at the position and how the team is looking to run the ball via committee, and Austin Walter did himself every favor.
The stats don’t stand out at you at first glance, with 13 carries for only 38 yards and five catches for 32 yards (off six targets), but they don’t tell the whole story.
Walters was fast, agile and displayed some very good hands catching passes out of the backfield. He didn’t look like a “home run” type of running back, but he looked like he could carve out a niche as a fourth running back who could be called upon in case of injury to play a significant role.
At worst, Walter improved his chances massively of getting onto San Francisco’s practice squad.