3 exceptional takeaways from Week 1 of 49ers OTAs

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Takeaway No. 3: Ronnie Bell, Jalen Graham, Darrell Luter Jr. and Brayden Willis are the late-round rookies to watch.

Without a doubt the one thing I most like about OTAs above anything else is seeing which of the rookies (the later they're picked, the better) have hit the ground running and merit extra attention during training camp.

The Niners are an organization that will give late-round picks and undrafted rookies their chance if they deserve it, and three of them have certainly made good first impressions.

Wide receiver Ronnie Bell, linebacker Jalen Graham, cornerback Darrell Luter Jr. and tight end Brayden Willis have all been impressive in their own way during the first week of OTAs.

All are third-day rookies and all look like they could at worst have a role to play on the roster.

Bell is especially one to watch during training camp as all three quarterbacks have targeted him and he's made some good catches both in OTAs and the rookie minicamp. When training camp begins and the pads come on, it'll be interesting to see how that momentum continues.

OTAs aren't finished yet, so stay tuned to see who else is making some waves. It could very well be an omen of things to come this season.

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