49ers depth chart: 3 thinnest positions entering training camp
By Peter Panacy
No. 3: 49ers Offensive Line
There’s only one spot essentially up for grabs along San Francisco’s offensive line: right guard. And that’s likely to be filled by last year’s versatile backup, Daniel Brunskill, who’ll compete directly with fellow guard Tom Compton.
Trent Williams, Laken Tomlinson, Weston Richburg and Mike McGlinchey comprise the remaining up-front starting cast along the O-line. But as last year proved, injury attrition can take a serious toll, as Richburg, McGlinchey and now-retired tackle Joe Staley all missed significant time with injuries.
Veteran tackle Shon Coleman opting out of 2020 thins out the depth a bit, and there are some notable questions there, too. Coleman’s absence opens up the door for younger players like Colton McKivitz and Justin Skule to assume bigger roles on the depth chart, while second-year pro Ross Reynolds could potentially make a leap from the practice squad.
Aside from them, the 49ers depth chart includes the following:
- Kofi Amichia
- Ben Garland
- Jaryd Jones-Smith
Garland might be asked to fill in for Richburg again, as the latter is still rehabbing from his 2019 knee injury.