49ers news: Mandatory minicamp left us with these 5 major takeaways

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5)
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The 49ers wrapped up two days of mandatory minicamp, which means dissecting the takeaways is in order.

The San Francisco 49ers aren't going to take to the field together as a team until late July when training camp kicks off.

So, until then, all fans and analysts will have to dissect is what happened during the two weeks of organized team activities and the two-day mandatory minicamp that wrapped up on Wednesday.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters on day one of minicamp that these practice sessions don't influence the pecking order and depth chart too much. Instead, training camp will be the point where competition actually matters.

Still, Shanahan and his assistants are certainly looking at the highs and lows from the workouts.

Here are five minicamp takeaways we feel are extremely important.

49ers minicamp takeaway No. 5: Competition between Trey Lance and Sam Darnold is far from settled

Again, reemphasizing Shanahan's words, minicamp won't mean much. Yet it's impossible to gloss over the competition between quarterbacks Trey Lance and Sam Darnold.

Granted, how things are sounding, Brock Purdy is already anointed as the No. 1 signal-caller on the roster once he returns from surgery recovery. So, this competition between Lance and Darnold may merely be for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, nothing more.

From OTAs through minicamp, it doesn't appear as if either Darnold or Lance is separating from the other, which could be a good or bad thing, depending on the perspective.

In terms of Lance, it might be bad. Now entering year three under Shanahan, not being able to wholly outshine Darnold, who only arrived earlier this offseason, isn't exactly a good sign.

On the flip side, though, this competition apparently doesn't matter. But it won't stop people from talking about it.