49ers 2020 training camp: Early 53-man roster predictions for Week 1

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
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Raheem Mostert, 49ers
Raheem Mostert #31 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

49ers Running backs (including fullbacks)

Making the team: Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon, Jeff Wilson, Raheem Mostert, Kyle Juszczyk
Missing out: Salvon Ahmed, JaMycal Hasty, Josh Hokit


The 49ers love their undrafted running backs, so this will be a battle to see if either Salvon Ahmed or JaMycal Hasty can get past Jeff Wilson as the fourth running back on the depth chart.

However, with no preseason games, it’s a safe bet the Niners might go with some more experienced hands.

The Raheem Mostert trade saga seems to have abated, and the 49ers’ lead running back in the rotation seems like he’s staying in San Francisco.

Jerick McKinnon will be the weapon out of the backfield for Garoppolo to utilize, Jeff Wilson will be the hard-running back who comes in for a few touches when needed and Tevin Coleman will once again be the jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none back who can play whatever role is needed.

Ahmed and Hasty will be battling for a practice squad spot, and given how the 49ers use running backs plus the common injury history of the position, the winner could feature in games in 2020.

For the fullback position, the only way Josh Hokit will make the roster over perennial Pro Bowler Kyle Juszczyk will be if the star fullback is a shock-salary-cap casualty or if he gets injured.