The 49ers roster seems to be in pretty good shape heading into the 2022 NFL Draft, but let’s take a look at the locks and who is on the bubble.
The doldrums of the NFL offseason are few and far between, but with the oncoming storm of the 2022 NFL Draft on the horizon, things are relatively quiet for the San Francisco 49ers and the rest of the league.
Free agency is, for the most part, finished. Although there may still be players who will find new homes in the coming weeks. And, of course, there’s the ongoing Jimmy Garoppolo question, with it looking more and more like the quarterback will be a Niners player at least through the bulk of the summer.
The major focus for the next few weeks will be on how San Francisco will use the draft to fill out holes in the roster, a group that will rise to 90 strong before too long, and then shrinks down to 53 before the start of the regular season.
Given the shape of the current 49ers roster, it makes sense to take a look at the team and attempt to break it into two very distinct groups: the locks and the bubble. To some extent, the Niners front office is likely engaging in a similar exercise to try to ascertain where the holes in the roster might be and how they can fill them using the team’s nine draft picks in April.
Certainly, a lot could change over the course of the next month, but based on how the roster is stacked up as of this moment, here are the players who are locks and the players on the bubble to make the 53-man roster heading into the 2022 regular season.