5 San Francisco 49ers who won’t make 53-man roster in 2024

Too bad that teams can only keep 53 players on a regular-season roster instead of the 90 they carry during the offseason and in training camp.

San Francisco 49ers tight end Cameron Latu (81)
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No. 3: Offensive lineman Jaylon Moore

If there is a weak spot for the Niners entering 2024, it's their offensive line.

Good thing this year's draft is chock full of talented linemen, and there are plenty of starting-caliber options who'll slip well into day three. Considering San Francisco's needs here, it wouldn't be shocking if two or even three linemen were added to bolster a unit that pretty much features left tackle Trent Williams, left guard Aaron Banks and a number of other backup-caliber options.

The 49ers could easily seek upgrades over right tackle Colton McKivitz, center Jake Brendel and right guard Spencer Burford.

Last year, Jaylon Moore served as the Niners' primary swing tackle. Starting two games, Moore is a modest option as a reserve. However, assuming San Francisco grabs both a tackle and an interior lineman this April, the rest of the depth chart will be pushed down significantly.

That could translate into someone like McKivitz reverting into a backup role, and that might subsequently push Moore off the roster completely.