The San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp had
The starting quarterback came out to support his rookie teammates and take a look at some of his new receiving targets. Davis, on the other hand, was out for the second day in a row to watch his older brother, Andre, tryout for the team.
The elder Davis lined up as an offensive tackle for parts of the day, but he also took reps at tight end. In fact, Davis wasn’t aware of the position change until practice began. During individual work, Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman took Davis aside and began working on simple routes, stance and alignment. Harbaugh even threw Davis a few passes to get him warmed up.
It was a noticeable sight to begin practice, but San Francisco’s second-round pick made the biggest impression on day two of rookie camp.
When the two draft picks square off in one-one-one drills, Reid, the LSU safety, won the first matchup by breaking up a quick pass over the middle.
McDonald responded by winning the next two battles. First, he broke off an out-route with a quick step to the outside that left Reid off-balanced.
Reid was in good position for the third matchup, but McDonald was able to use his longer legs to gain separation on a deep corner route. Nate Montana supplied a perfectly thrown deep ball on the pattern and McDonald hauled in an over-the-shoulder reception.
Saturday’s practice signaled the start of many competitive battles between the 49ers newcomers for years to come.
Saturday Practice Notes
Catch of the day honors went to North Texas tight end Andrew Power who made a diving catch on a ball thrown to the left side of the field by
Daniels’ best pass of the day came in the later stages of practice. The seventh-round pick connected on a deep-out route to Patton, who quickly got both feet inbounds to make the reception.