SANTA CLARA – Training camp No. 2 in Kyle Shanahan is at 49ers. It is also the first with the quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, so greater expectations and increased clarity are in abundance.
At least 10 questions revolve around the Revised Franchise Branch until Wednesday's formal reporting date. Let's study them:
10th Do they need Dez Bryant at wide recipients?
Using a second round of Dante Pettis, 49ers wanted to jazz up their receiving corps. So there's not just room for Dallas Cowboys castoff Dez Bryant, who gets 30 at midseason.
The 49ers seem to have joined Pettis who joined last year's three key recipients ̵
ninth What justice will begin?
In view of former cowboys, Jonathan Cooper was able to get into the starting point watch point. Cooper did not train in the offseason program while recovering from the knee surgery. He is paid as a starter ($ 4 million), thus leading the Joshua Garnett (2016 first round pick from Stanford) and Mike Person (the likely backup center that played during Shanahan in Atlanta). Laeken Tomlinson, fresh from a contract supplement, is locked in left-hand guard next to Weston Richburg, the affordable replacement of Daniel Kilgore.
8th Is Reuben Foster ready to roll?
Linebacker Reuben Foster's tumultuous offseason resulted in a NFL-released, two-game suspension. It also kept him from most practices. So he has the next 5 1/2 weeks to enter the football form and remind everyone how dominant he can be. He was a ballhawk last year camp as a rookie when his habit of injury frightens.
7th Can Eric Reid return for security?
49ers have to figure out who can backup Jaquiski Tartt, which is locked up as a starting strong security after signing an extension in April. Eric Reid just becomes one more attractive alternative to return to the team if younger security threads fall, and remember that Reid is in agreement with NFL for collaboration. Chancellors James, Don Jones and Marcell Harris are top candidates if they bounce back from leg injury. Undrafted rookie Terrell Williams went well in offseason training and is worth a closer look.
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6th What special teams of aces are coming?
It will be harder to make 49er's list than a year ago, and the last places are often determined by versatile players that may affect special teams. Aaron Burbridge was such a player until he missed the whole last season (hamstring), but he is healthy and can force 49ers to keep him among his receiving teams. Backup linebackers, cornerbacks and backbacks will also say. For returning specialists, Pettis and Taylor are favorites over Victor Bolden Jr., D.J. Reed and Richie James.
5th Why are not peak pickups signed?
Correctly tackle Mike McGlinchey, 49er's first round, and Pettis remains unsigned. There is no reason to panic yet. 49ers have their other draft picks contract and figures to lock in their best choice in the coming week. McGlinchey is represented by the same agency (CAA) as 49er's top 2017 pick, Solomon Thomas, who did not sign up until the first camp. McGlinchey did not express concern about his contract when asked about the last month.
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4th Who can surprise as a sack artist?
Can Solomon Thomas be the first 49's to write double-digit bags since Aldon Smith 2012? Hesitant. He will stand on the edge of the base down and slide into suitable situations where he fits best. DeForest Buckner is their top line man and should also cause chaos on the décor. Thus it is up to Arik Armstead, Cassius Marsh, Eli Harold, Jeremiah Attaochu, Ronald Blair and someone else to rack up bags and freak off quarterbacks and offensive tackles.
3rd Can Joe Williams seize a backfield job?
Do not be surprised about the beginner Jerick McKinnon has one of the most productive seasons ever from a 49ers back. However, he needs a breathing and the question is whether the job falls strictly in the second year behind Matt Breida or if Joe Williams can appear after a redshirt rookie year. Williams needs consistent hustle and show that he is on top of things like a ball carrier, receiver and pass protector.
2nd Who makes Jimmy Garoppolo in secret admiration?
Instead of poking over who Garoppolo is, 49ers fans should wonder about their on-field chemistry with Garçon and Goodwin. Garçon had a neck injury last season before Garoppolo's arrival, and he should be a reliable goal again with his physical and veteran skills. Goodwin proved more than just a deep threat but let's see if Garoppolo can relieve concern about his deep-ball potential.
1. How is Richard Sherman comeback?
It is time for Richard Sherman to enter the left corner back and test his repaired Achilles. He has already become a leading presence as a leader. Now he can return to his All-Pro form as he had as Seattle Seahawk to plague 49ers? If Sherman suffers from a backlash, 49er backup plans are distributing Jimmie Ward (a $ 9 million backup on each site in the secondary) or rookie Tarvarius Moore, although Tyvis Powell and Greg Mabin are in the mix as well.