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By Peter Panacy
49ers training camp: Aaron Banks isn’t beating Daniel Brunskill
While the bulk of rookie attention will always focus on first-round picks, particularly Trey Lance, the 49ers have to be paying close attention to their second-round investment, offensive guard Aaron Banks.
In the long run, the Niners would prefer to have Banks win out a starting job sooner than later, but that would likely mean Banks beating out the versatile veteran, Daniel Brunskill, for the starting right guard spot.
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It’s not looking like that’ll happen anytime soon.
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Banks continued to work with the second-team unit, while Brunskill remained exclusively with the first-stringers. On top of that, Banks also gaffed a couple of times on pass-protection sets against reserve interior linemen.
The pads haven’t come on yet, so Banks hasn’t had the chance to fully use his strength to his advantage, given the relative lack of actual contact — important within the trenches.
That said, Brunskill seems to have full command on the starting gig, which could relegate Banks to a developmental backup in year one, barring any notable changes between now and Week 1.