Yes, the 49ers are bringing big
Dorsey’s reunion, however, brings to mind the amount of 49ers who are homegrown – that is, drafted on the stage in New York and developed on the practice fields in Santa Clara before making their way to San Francisco. A quick look at the team’s always-in-progress depth chart shows the success of past and current front office regimes.
Nine of the 11 starters on offense, for example, are homegrown. Only receiver
The defense also shows the 49ers scouting and talent development chops. Six of the 11 expected first-teamers have only played for one team. This group includes
Two members of defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's unit are homegrown in another light:
"I'll be excited to just be back in Kansas City and playing football," Aldson Smith said this week. "I'll have a couple people out there."
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Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee featured Dorsey, formerly the fifth overall draft pick in his class.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com wonders aloud what makes Kaepernick tick.
49ers.com created a Top 20 list of the best training camp moments at the podium.
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