49ers training camp 2023: 5 players who are tumbling down the depth chart

It's good that these players have some more practices to get things right at 49ers training camp.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5)
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A number of 49ers players aren't necessarily trending in the right direction this training camp.

The San Francisco 49ers have completed one week of their 2023 training camp, and there are still nearly two weeks left prior to their opening preseason game on Aug. 13 against the Las Vegas Raiders, meaning there's still plenty of time for those underwhelming players to make some significant leaps.

That said, head coach Kyle Shanahan still has to trim the Niners' 90-man camp roster down to 53 players by the time Week 1 of the regular season rolls around, and training camp will dictate a lot about how those decisions are made.

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Fans may get a hint of this during the preseason, particularly if some players aren't appearing until very late during those exhibition contests.

If that's the case, they were either a long shot to make the 53-man roster or completely tumbled down the depth chart during training camp.

Like these five players.

49ers defensive end Clelin Ferrell

San Francisco has had plenty of success stories in taking defensive linemen who've gone bust and then turning them into quality players, including Arden Key, Maurice Hurst and Charles Omenihu.

It's not looking as if Clelin Ferrell, the No. 4 overall pick from the 2019 NFL Draft, will fall into that category.

Ferrell nearly reinjured quarterback Brock Purdy's surgically repaired elbow during one practice session, and reports are also coming out that the former Clemson edge is losing plenty of his one-on-one battles.

Making things even worse, the 49ers inked another former first-round bust, Taco Charlton, to help beef up the depth chart, which doesn't bode well for Ferrell's snap counts moving forward.