49ers cut candidate No. 4: Running back Tyrion Davis-Price
The other player the 49ers drafted in Round 3 a year ago, running back Tyrion Davis-Price, is arguably in more danger of missing out on a roster spot than Danny Gray.
Christian McCaffrey is the Niners' No. 1 tailback. No questions there, and it's also highly probable that Elijah Mitchell and Jordan Mason support McCaffrey, leaving Davis-Price to fend off two undrafted rookies, Ronald Awatt and Khalan Laborn, for what'll likely be the fourth and final spot on the regular-season depth chart.
San Francisco already has a precedent for third-round running backs who failed to impress their rookie seasons. A year ago, Mason beat out Trey Sermon, who rushed for a mere 167 yards back in 2021 and was subsequently waived after just one year with the 49ers.
Davis-Price had even worse rookie-year numbers than Sermon, 34 rushes for 99 yards and an average of 2.9 yards per carry.
Especially if either Awatt or Laborn impress, Davis-Price could easily have a Sermon-like stint with the Niners that lasts a mere one year.