San Francisco 49ers Depth Chart
- NFC West
- Levi's Stadium
- Head Coach
- Kyle Shanahan
- Offensive Coordinator
- Mike McDaniel
- Defensive Coordinator
- DeMeco Ryans
- Special Teams Coach
- Richard Hightower
- Defensive Scheme
San Francisco 49ers star edge rusher Nick Bosa (knee), who tore his ACL after just two games last season, is looking good in his rehab process. The 23-year-old is looking explosive this spring and could make a seamless return to the 49ers defensive line after earning Defensive Rookie of the Year. Without Bosa in the fold in 2020, San Francisco's defense struggled for the vast majority of the season. The former second overall pick in 2019 was a Pro Bowler in his rookie season, when he had 47 combined tackles (16 for loss), 25 QB hits, one interception, two passes defensed, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and nine sacks in 16 games in 2019. If he proves that he's fully healthy this summer, he'll once again be one of the first defensive linemen off the board in IDP fantasy leagues.
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields will throw for NFL teams again on April 14, with San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch expected to attend. Both Shanahan and Lynch watched quarterback Mac Jones and others at Alabama's Pro Day while Fields was working out at his school's Pro Day on the same day. The Jaguars are expect to take Clemson's Trevor Lawrence first overall and the Jets are expected to draft BYU's Zach Wilson at No. 2, which could leave the 49ers with Fields at No. 3 overall in this year's draft. Fields is extremely talented, mobile and athletic under center and also has the required arm strength. While he has a lot of room to grow, Fields' fantasy and real-life ceiling would be sky-high if he lands with Shanahan in San Francisco.
The San Francisco 49ers signed former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nate Sudfeld to an undisclosed one-year deal on Wednesday. Sudfeld, who was taken in the sixth round by the Washington Football Team in 2016 out of Indiana, has been a backup quarterback in his first three NFL seasons. The 27-year-old appeared in just one game for Philly in 2020, completing five of his 12 attempts for 32 yards and an interception. Sudfeld will function strictly as quarterback depth behind Jimmy Garoppolo in 2021 in his new home. The Niners recently trade up to third overall in this year's draft and are widely expected to select a rookie signal-caller with that selection. Sudfeld will continue to have no fantasy appeal with San Francisco.
The San Francisco 49ers are acquiring the No. 3 overall pick in next month's draft from the Miami Dolphins on Friday in exchange for the No. 12 overall pick, a 2022 third-round pick (San Fran's compensation pick for the Robert Saleh hiring) and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, according to sources. The move is a blockbuster one that will have ramifications for both teams for years to come. The 49ers are moving up into the top-five picks, presumably to take their quarterback of the future. It's certainly not good news for incumbent Jimmy Garoppolo, who has struggled to stay healthy in his NFL career. Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence is expected to go first overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars. BYU's Zach Wilson, Ohio State's Justin Fields, North Dakota State's Trey Lance and Alabama's Mac Jones are the other potential first-round signal-callers.
The San Francisco 49ers re-signed defensive lineman Jordan Willis to an undisclosed one-year deal on Wednesday. Willis was acquired in a trade from the New York Jets in October of last year. He appeared in seven games for the Niners last year and had 13 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Willis was drafted in the third round of the 2017 draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He has played in 50 games (two starts) and has tallied 63 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one pass defensed in a four-year career that has includes stops with the Bengals, New York Jets and 49ers. The 25-year-old played a full 16-game schedule in his first two seasons with Cincinnati, but he made just two starts in that span, the only two starts in his career to this point.