The 49ers possess a powerful roster going into the 2020 NFL season, yet these 10 players comprise the Niners vanguard.
With the commencement of San Francisco 49ers training camp, we are finally getting a taste of NFL football again. The media in the upcoming weeks will be filled with tidbits and clips of various plays taking place across the football world.
More importantly, we will be getting to see the Niners back in action, and hopefully picking up right where they left off: on a quest for the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl.
With the resume of the team’s activities, it may be a good time to take a look at the Niners roster and rank out the franchise’s top 10 players regardless of position. Of course, comparing players who play different positions will be tough to do strictly based on crude stats, so this ranking will be dependant on the overall impact each player brings to the table on game day.
Most people have a good idea of who the team’s most important players are, but this ranking should give a better idea of the pecking order.
Let’s dive in!
49ers Fullback Kyle Juszczyk, Fullback
This may not be a flashy pick, but it’s the right one for our No. 10 slot.
Whenever you have a player considered one of, if not the best player at his respective position, he definitely adds power to your team. It can’t be ignored how much the offense side of the ball was affected last season when fullback Kyle Juszczyk went down with an injury. His skills in the passing and blocking game make him a literal wild card in live-ball situations, and essentially impossible to game plan against. Head coach Kyle Shanahan loves to constantly keep his contributions to the offensive scheme inconsistent in their nature. The fullback position is a near-dead position for most teams in the modern game, but Juszczyk is one of the 49ers’ most important players on the offensive side of the ball. Did you know Pro Football Focus gave him a grade of 73.3 among all active players in 2019?
He is the NFL’s highest-paid fullback, and with good reason.