No. 4: 49ers running back JaMycal Hasty
Third-year running back JaMycal Hasty is a player you’d want to root for. An undrafted free-agent signing by the Niners out of Baylor entering 2020, Hasty hasn’t emerged as much of anything beyond a gadget player during his two years at the pro level, boasting just 85 total touches for 406 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns over that span.
Things looked better for Hasty when San Francisco opted not to re-sign veteran running back Raheem Mostert this offseason, Mostert leaving for the Miami Dolphins instead, but the depth chart got crowded once again when the 49ers re-signed fellow depth tailback Jeff Wilson Jr., leaving Hasty to contend with him, Elijah Mitchell and Trey Sermon for the pecking order.
With five halfbacks under contract, the other being seldom heard-of Brian Hill, the Niners’ tendency to land another late-round running back could easily push Hasty down the depth chart even further.
Perhaps off of it altogether, as San Francisco might look to get someone with a bit more prowess and potency compared to Hasty.
No. 4 running backs aren’t exactly must-keep priorities.