49ers roster: Predicting who makes the 2021 offensive line cut
By Peter Panacy
49ers O-Line Snap Counts, Preseason Storylines
The bulk of starters who played on Saturday saw only a handful of series, therefore their snap counts were awfully limited. Case in point, Mike McGlinchey and Laken Tomlinson were on the field for just 12 snaps apiece.
Yet Jaylon Moore, who got the start, was on the field for 47 snaps and received a respectable 60.5 overall game grade from Pro Football Focus.
Not bad, considering Moore had to spend nearly the entire first quarter going up against Kansas City’s first-team defense.
Other notable snap counts from the game:
- Tom Compton: 22
- Aaron Banks: 28
- Shon Coleman: 44
- Colton McKivitz: 49
- Senio Kelemete: 36
- Dakoda Shepley: 36
- Jake Brendel: 37
Ongoing 49ers Preseason Storylines
Moore figures to be right in the thick of the fight for the 49ers’ primary swing-tackle job, effectively competing with Coleman now that Justin Skule is out for the year with a torn ACL. Coleman, who hasn’t played a regular-season snap since 2017, is probably on the fringes of the roster.
Especially if Moore, the fifth-round draft pick, continues to impress.
Compton also saw all his snaps at right tackle but probably figures to be third in the pecking order. Perhaps his versatility as a guard might help his chances, but he’s likely on the fringes, too.
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McKivitz, the second-year pro who didn’t have the luxury of developing in the preseason last year, received more snaps than anyone else along the O-line over the weekend. He seems safe to make the roster, which potentially pushes someone like Kelemete off of it.
The Niners only have one true center behind Alex Mack, Brendel, although Shepley took all 36 of his snaps there.