SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
49ers Unofficial Depth Chart & Weather Update For Week 1 in Chicago
Sep 6, 2022, 3:23 PM | Updated: 4:36 pm
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The San Francisco 49ers released its unofficial depth chart for week 1 of the regular season Tuesday. The team is by no means tied to the current rankings, but it does give us an indication of their plans in the Windy City.
The 49ers travel to Chicago this week to take on quarterback Justin Fields and the Bears at Solider Field. A town known for its weather, the Windy City will possibly provide its’ distant cousin for Sunday’s game: rain.
“A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72,” the National Weather Service states for Sunday’s forecast in Chicago. “Cloudy; brief showers in the morning followed by heavy showers in the afternoon,” reports AccuWeather.com, also noting winds close to 17 mph.
Yep, prepare for some slippery conditions to kick off the NFL season.
Rookie Drake Jackson slots in behind Samson Ebukam as the second pass rusher on the left side, while the biggest change comes at safety with George Odum replacing the injured Jimmie Ward. Article coming shortly👀 pic.twitter.com/N43IbjJZGs
— Amiliano “Amil” Fragoso (@AmilianoFragoso) September 6, 2022
Anyways, here’s how the depth chart for the 49ers currently shakes out. Names in bold mean that player is a starter.
Trey Lance, Jimmy Garoppolo, Brock Purdy
Elijah Mitchell, Jeff Wilson Jr., Ty Davis-Price, Jordan Mason
George Kittle, Charlie Woerner, Ross Dwelley, Tyler Kroft
Deebo Samuel, Jauan Jennings,
Brandon Aiyuk, Ray-Ray McCloud, Danny Gray
Left tackle: Trent Williams, Colton McKivitz
Left guard: Aaron Banks, Blake Hance
Center: Jake Brendel, Daniel Brunskill
Right guard: Spencer Burford, Nick Zakelj
Right tackle: Mike McGlinchey, Jaylon Moore
Left end: Samson Ebukam, Drake Jackson, Kerry Hyder Jr.
Left tackle: Javon Kinlaw, Kevin Givens
Right tackle: Arik Armstead, Hassan Ridgeway
Right end: Nick Bosa, Charles Omenihu, Jordan Willis
Middle: Fred Warner
Weak-side: Dre Greenlaw, Oren Burks
Strong side: Azeez Al-Shaair, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles
Left: Emmanuel Moseley, Deommodore Lenoir
Right: Charvarius Ward, Ambry Thomas
Nickel: Sam Womack III
Free: George Odum
Strong: Talanoa Hufanga, Tarvarius Moore
Kicker: Robbie Gould
Punter: Mitch Wishnowsky
Long snapper: Taybor Pepper
Punt returner: Ray-Ray McCloud, Brandon Aiyuk
Kick returner: Ray-Ray McCloud, Danny Gray
The biggest surprises come in the secondary and defensive line. Drake Jackson, a rookie out of USC, is currently listed as the second edge rusher behind Samson Ebukam. The latter was a force for the 49ers in 2021, registering 4.5 sacks and 38 total tackles last season. The former Los Angeles Ram has been rock solid during training camp, giving the coaching staff no reason to have his spot in jeopardy. Still, this is a position to keep an eye on, with the team possessing one of the deepest defensive lines in football.
We always talk about Drake Jackson or Charles Omenihu as pass rushers who will have the most sacks on the #49ers after Nick Bosa, but we always forget about Samson Ebukam.
Opening snap of the game, drives the left tackle back into the quarterback and rips him down for a sack. pic.twitter.com/AvjleVDc6x
— Akash Anavarathan (@akashanav) August 29, 2022
Safety George Odum is the other big change, replacing the injured Jimmie Ward. The team has been in a frenzy ever since general manager John Lynch said Ward would be going on the PUP list due to a pulled hamstring, missing the first four games of the regular season. San Francisco will most likely look to bring back one of the secondary members from the preseason, Tashaun Gipson Sr., and Dontae Johnson could be candidates to fill in.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan should confirm his roster when the team is back at practice Wednesday afternoon.
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