No. 3: A late-round pick by the 49ers in the 2019 draft, Tim Harris could make the move to starting cornerback in 2020
Second-year defensive back Tim Harris will be looking to turn some heads in training camp this year. The 49ers took him in the sixth round in 2019 and Niner Noise’s Jeremy Wohlfart has him pegged as making the roster in his early roster predictions.
Harris has all the talent to crack the roster and potentially be a replacement if Sherman or any defensive back goes down.
His one-on-one coverage is tight to the receiver. He’s quick to the ball which is a plus in a tight NFC West with quarterbacks like Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray who can thread the needle like no others.
His open-field tackling is outstanding. He makes solid first contact and doesn’t allow the ball carrier to get yards after the catch.
Harris also has a big physical aspect to him. He tackles through the opponent, making sure they are fully on the ground.
The only drawback is his speed. He can be beaten on a quick slant or with just plain quickness from the opponent. Again, in a division with Wilson and Murray along with a bountiful of quick receivers and running backs, Harris will need to work on his speed.