Question 2: Who’s your favorite 49ers player who isn’t a star?
My favorite 49er who isn’t a star is Raheem Mostert. To be honest, I did not want him to make the roster a couple years back in 2017 when he was on the bubble. But he has shown to be not just a special teams ace for the team, but a running back that is more than capable of doing the dirty work as well.
It also doesn’t hurt that he visited my high school to help out the students with special needs, and I saw him firsthand being a genuine and kind person.
I love Tarvarius Moore. Think he’s gonna be a star by the end of this year.
Mitch Wishnowsky. Come on, now.
The 49ers have a number of players who could break out this season and become household names. If I had to choose one it would be wide receiver, Trent Taylor.
2017 showed fans what Taylor is capable of, especially after quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo took over for the final five weeks of the season. In his first game with the newly anointed starter, Taylor hauled six passes for 92 yards. What was most impressive over those final games was Taylor’s ability to get open on third downs as he became a security blanket for Jimmy G.
Once Taylor returns from the Jones fracture he sustained in his foot earlier this month, I look for him to return to his 2017 ways and be one of the most productive weapons in Garoppolo’s arsenal.
I love any player who fights to make it on the roster or a starting position out of nowhere, but everyone is crazy if you think this Aussie isn’t going to pick the “Thunder from Down Under” in Wishnowsky.
Linebacker Dre Greenlaw is becoming one of my favorite players to watch. He makes up for his lack of size with pure hustle.
Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair. Heard an interview with him on KNBR 680, and it was awesome.
It’s Matt Breida for sure. He should be a star and may yet be this year. But unless you follow the 49ers or football really closely, you don’t know who he is, which is a shame. Think he’s a breakout star candidate this season.
Nick Mullens. Ever since he came in off the bench and destroyed the Raiders with the greatest debut for a QB in NFL history, I’ve loved that guy.
I’m probably the only person in the world who had him as my iPhone wallpaper.