Not: 49ers cornerback Samuel Womack
One of those other cornerback assets the 49ers used was a fifth-round NFL Draft pick on former Toledo defensive back Samuel Womack, who appears to be the long-term option to replace now-Denver Broncos nickel back K’Waun Williams.
Earlier this offseason during spring workouts, Womack appeared to be one of the hotter rookies in practice and seemed destined to quickly climb the depth chart all the way to assuming Williams’ former starting role.
Let’s pump the breaks a bit on that, though.
Granted, Womack hasn’t necessarily done anything wrong, but it appears as if he’s the third option behind veterans like Dontae Johnson and Darqueze Dennard, both of whom wrapped up the week ahead of the rookie on the depth chart.
It’s not uncommon for rookies, especially those drafted on day three, to start off training camp with third-string units. As such, no one should panic about Womack just yet.
However, the competition against both Johnson and Dennard should be a winnable one, and Womack doesn’t appear to have taken full advantage of the first week to put himself in a good situation.
Perhaps that changes in Week 2 of training camp when the pads come on, and practices will resume on Monday, Aug. 1.