49ers training camp: 10 players who’ll impress most in 2020

Jalen Hurd #17 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
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Firstly, cornerback Tim Harris has never started a game for San Francisco. Harris was a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

After having a season to sit, watch and learn from the veteran, Richard Sherman, and analyze how the other corners, Emmanuel Moseley and Ahkello Witherspoon, have played, expect Harris to show massive improvement from last year’s training camp and push Moseley and Witherspoon all the way through training camp.

Secondly, defensive tackle Kevin Givens was an undrafted free agent out of Penn State, signed after the 2019 NFL Draft.

Givens will get ample opportunity to impress in training camp as he has no previous injuries to rehab from and with the departure of defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts, there will be more snaps available.

Givens has incredible get off and burst at the line of scrimmage, as well as being seen chasing down ball carriers who have had a head start on him. Givens does not lack effort and having sat behind the 49ers defensive line for a year and being coached by defensive line coach Kris Kocurek, watch out for Givens to make a statement during training camp.

Finally, quarterback Broc Rutter is another undrafted free agent signed after the 2020 NFL Draft.

Rutter was signed as he has a big arm, which head coach Kyle Shanahan loves, and can extend plays with his legs. He is also efficient when throwing on the move and rolling out of the pocket.

With backup quarterbacks C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens fighting it out for the backup job, watch for Rutter to make an impression. This will be especially key as Mullens and Beathard do not have long tenures left on their contracts, and if Rutter impresses enough, the 49ers might only keep two quarterbacks on the roster instead of three like last season, with Rutter on the practice squad.