A topic on the last thread was the amount of turnover in a very short period from the Trent Baalke/Chip Kelly regime to the current one. Amazingly, from the day Baalke was canned, there are only 11 players remaining on the roster. That’s a hell of a lot of turnover in 14 months and change. To go along with that, even the players we have gotten so far in free agency, Richberg, McKinnon, and the in-house guys Garoppolo, Marsh, Coyle, and Gilliam, are all on the short side of 30. Only Kilgore and Sherman (soon to be 30) are 30+.
And, we have 9 picks in the draft to look forward to. What I really dig about this is the team is now very young. McKinnon is a speedster, as are Williams and Brieda. We could be faster at wideout, but I’m sure we address this in the remaining free agency period as this rolls along. All the injuries to the DBs last year got us the ability to see the young corners and safeties in action. Ahkello Witherspoon emerged as a solid CB and he will only get better. K’Waun Williams and Greg Mabin did solid jobs as well when guys were breaking their arms. At safety, Adrian Colbert shone as a hard-hitting free safety.
With Tartt, Sherman, the emergent Witherspoon, and Jimmie Ward we have a great group of defensive backs in the stable now. With young, proven backups.
Now about that pass rush . . .