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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Emmanuel Moseley, 49ers
Emmanuel Moseley #41 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

No. 8: A 49ers cornerback controversy, Part 1

Emmanuel Moseley, the current 49ers starting right cornerback, played exemplary football until that fateful 3rd-and-15 in the Super Bowl. Yes, it was a busted coverage by Moseley, but was it the right play-call by 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh?

Moseley first introduced himself to the Faithful when he started in Week 5 all the way through to, and including Week 11 in the place of the injured Ahkello Witherspoon. Moseley also played significant snaps in Weeks 12 and 15, playing 56 percent and 99 percent of the defensive snaps in those games, respectively.

Moseley’s first interception came in Week 7, along with another interception in the conference round of the playoffs.

Moseley also defended eight passes in the regular season, with an additional four passes broken-up in the postseason, after Moseley replaced Witherspoon as the starter, opposite of Richard Sherman, in the divisional game of the playoffs.

Look for the cornerback battle to be fiercely contested throughout training camp, with Moseley not wanting to give an inch or his starting place up without a fight.