SFI's projected depth chart
OFFENSE QB-Tim Rattay, Ken Dorsey Comment: It appears Rattay will hit his goal of returning at start of training camp TB-Kevan Barlow, Terry Jackson Comment: Jackson was slightly better than Jamal Robertson in minicamps FB-Fred Beasley, Jasen Isom Comment: Beasley better than ever this spring WR-Cedrick Wilson, Curtis Conway Comment: Wilson deserves to be starter entering training camp, but Conway could take over position once there WR-Brandon Lloyd, Rashaun Woods Comment: Lloyd grabbed hold of distinction as team's No. 1 receiver during outstanding spring LT-Kwame Harris, Jerome Davis Comment: Big things being expected from Harris, who has no competition for job LG-Eric Heitmann, Dwayne Ledford Comment: There could be changes at this position by the time season begins C-Jeremy Newberry, Brock Gutierrez Comment: A healthy Newberry will be ready to roll in July RG-Kyle Kosier, Justin Smiley Comment: Kosier holding onto position by thinnest of margins; expect impressive Smiley to become starter at either RG or LG at some point in 2004 RT-Scott Gragg, Greg Randall Comment: Addition of Randall makes Niners strong at position behind steady Gragg TE-Eric Johnson, Aaron Walker Comment: Both of these guys could become prominent figures in offense DEFENSE LE-John Engelberger, Brandon Whiting Comment: Everybody wondering what team can expect from Whiting once he's cleared to practice LT-Bryant Young, Michael Landry Comment: Open competition for Nos. 3 and 4 tackle spots RT-Anthony Adams, Isaac Sopoaga Comment: Adams and/or Young most likely tackles to be on field in 3-4 schemes RE-Andre Carter, Andrew Williams Comment: Carter a mainstay; Niners trying to find ways to get Williams on field to contribute LOLB-Derek Smith, Saleem Rasheed Comment: All-Pro Julian Peterson doesn't figure to be around much this summer, so we're going with what the Niners will be putting on the field LILB-Jeff Ulbrich, Brandon Moore Comment: Smith, Ulbrich, Moore and others are interchangeable at several LB positions RILB-Jamie Winborn, Richard Seigler Comment: Impact of Peterson's absence lessened when Winborn can step into starting lineup LC-Ahmed Plummer, Jimmy Williams Comment: Williams the leader going into summer for nickel role as No. 3 cornerback RC-Mike Rumph, Shawntae Spencer Comment: Rumph ready to take over in full-time role; Spencer still developing SS-Tony Parrish, Keith Lewis Comment: Parrish the rock of secondary; Lewis needs to catch up after missing June minicamps FS-Ronnie Heard, Dwaine Carpenter Comment: This order could change at any day, but Heard the marginal leader entering training camp SPECIALTY POSITIONS K-Todd Peterson, Danny Boyd Comment: Peterson's job to lose, though Boyd had solid spring P-Andy Lee, Andy Groom Comment: No real competition here as Lee has all but locked up job KR-Cedrick Wilson, Derrick Hamilton Comment: Who fills this role won't be decided until after preseason games PR-Jimmy Williams, Cedrick Wilson Comment: Williams the most logical candidate to continue in role, but he may be needed more on defense LS-Brian Jennings, Jeremy Newberry Comment: Jennings one of the best in the business H-Andy Lee, Tim Rattay Comment: Niners learned last year that this role can make a difference between wins and losses
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