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Three 49ers Named to Pro Football Focus' Team of the Week

Posted Aug 14, 2017

Pro Football Focus listed the top performers from Week 1 of the preseason, and three 49ers were named to the Team of the Week.


Week 1 of the NFL preseason is in the books, and Pro Football Focus has assembled its "Team of the Week". Three members of the San Francisco 49ers made the list of top performers following a 27-17 win against the Kansas City Chiefs. Check out who made this week’s list.


Kendrick Bourne:
87.0 overall grade

“Bourne showed Friday night that Cooper Kupp is not the only talented rookie receiver to come out of Eastern Washington, catching four balls for 88 yards and a touchdown. He had a 141.4 passer rating when targeted, and caught both deep passes thrown his way for 66 yards. Bourne only ran 14 routes, but was targeted on seven of them and finished with an average of 6.29 yards per route run.”

In the undrafted free agent’s preseason debut, Bourne earned the 49ers highest overall grade on offense against the Kansas City Chiefs. His 88 receiving yards were a game high. Here’s what Bourne had to say about his first touchdown:

“It was definitely a thrill,” Bourne said. “I definitely didn’t think it was going to happen. Just preparing myself every day. Just putting myself in situations at practice to always try to just run after the catch. That’s what I try to emphasize when I’m practicing. Even if I’m not getting that far, just trying to get another two yards it always makes a difference. I think that’s why I made that guy miss at the end. He had a good angle, but I just made a good move and it worked out for the best.


Matt Breida:
83.6 overall grade

“Breida, who’s 26 snaps were the most of any 49ers running back, did most of his damage running up the gut of the defense. His six missed tackles forced were the most of any running back this week, and all of which were on attempts run between the guards, and out of his 40 yards rushing, 25 came after contact. Breida chipped in a couple receptions as well, and did not allow a pressure on his three pass block snaps.” 

Breida has been a standout running back the first few weeks of training camp and continued to produce against the Chiefs. The undrafted free agent found most of his work up the middle on Friday, where nine of his 11 runs were inside the tackles.

“I love running up the middle more than I do the outside,” Breida said.


Erik Magnuson:
82.7 overall grade

"The 49ers rushed for 188 yards as a team, thanks in part to Magnuson and his 85.4 run block grade. The undrafted rookie free agent out of Michigan played 39-of-79 snaps and was the only 49ers offensive lineman to finish with an overall grade above 72.0. Also, on his 13 pass block snaps, Magnuson did not allow a quarterback pressure."

The 6-foot-6 lineman played 49 percent of the offensive snaps on Friday’s victory over the Chiefs. Magnuson is making his claim to be the 49ers backup center behind Daniel Kilgore.


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