49ers 53-man roster prediction with mandatory minicamp in the books

Mandatory minicamp is over. Including some recent transactions, Niner Noise predicts what the 53-man roster could look like even though training camp is over a month away.
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The 49ers just wrapped up mandatory minicamp, so another 53-man roster prediction is absolutely necessary.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has pointed out on multiple occasions that real roster competition won't begin until training camp, which is scheduled to kick off at some point in the middle of July.

That somewhat points to both organized team activities and mandatory minicamp have little bearing on which players make the regular-season squad and which ones find themselves cut by Week 1.

However, there are some notable takeaways from OTAs and minicamp, plus one can look at other factors that'll influence Shanahan's thought process on formulating the 53-man roster, such as the nature of player contracts, roles and other aspects.

All of these can help us make predictions, too, which is what we'll do with minicamp now complete.

And there'll surely be some differences from our last 53-man roster prediction.

Note: All contractual information, courtesy of Over the Cap. Asterisks (*) denote rookies.

Special teams (3)

Jake Moody, Mitch Wishnowsky, Tabor Pepper

No drama here on the specialist portion of the 53-man roster.

The Niners opted not to bring in any kickers or punters during the offseason, leaving the trio of Jake Moody, Mitch Wishnowsky and Taybor Pepper to lock down the crucial third phase of the game.

About the only question mark will be if Moody can find some more consistency in year two after being the first specialist drafted in 2023.

If not, his spot on the roster might need to be looked at more carefully in 2025, but that's a ways away.