Here’s what a 49ers depth chart might look like when the team assembles for the beginning of training camp. The chart isn’t meant to show who’s going to be in trouble on a cut-down day but rather where rookies and newcomers fit into the mix.

Top draft picks like Solomon Thomas are expected to start at some point. But late July may be too early to expect them to be running with the first-team squad. DeForest Buckner and Joshua Garnett, for example, weren’t starters when 2016 training camp began.


LDE: Tank Carradine, Solomon Thomas

NT: Earl Mitchell, D.J. Jones

DT: DeForest Buckner, Quinton Dial, Chris Jones

RDE: Arik Armstead, Aaron Lynch, Pita Taumoepenu

SLB: Ahmad Brooks, Eli Harold, Dekoda Watson

MLB: NaVorro Bowman, Brock Coyle

WLB: Malcolm Smith, Reuben Foster

RCB: Rashard Robinson, Ahkello Witherspoon, Adrian Colbert

LCB: Dontae Johnson, Will Redmond

SS: Eric Reid, Jaquiski Tartt

FS: Jimmie Ward, Vinnie Sunseri, Lorenzo Jerome

NCB: K’Waun Williams, Will Redmond


WR: Pierre Garçon, Aldrick Robinson

TE: Vance McDonald, Cole Hikutini

LT: Joe Staley, Zane Beadles

LG: Jeremy Zuttah, Zane Beadles

C: Daniel Kilgore, Tim Barnes

RG: Joshua Garnett, Brandon Fusco

RT: Trent Brown, Garry Gilliam

TE: Logan Paulsen, George Kittle

WR: Marquise Goodwin, Victor Bolden

SWR: Jeremy Kerley, Trent Taylor

QB: Brian Hoyer, Matt Barkley, C.J. Beathard

RB: Carlos Hyde, Tim Hightower, Joe Williams

FB: Kyle Juszczyk

Special teams

K: Robbie Gould

P: Bradley Pinion

LS: Kyle Nelson

PR: Jeremy Kerley, Trent Taylor

KR: Anyone

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