49ers بمقابلہ چارجر: 3 اسٹڈ ، 3 ڈوڈز – مرکری نیوز۔

49ers بمقابلہ چارجر: 3 اسٹڈ ، 3 ڈوڈز – مرکری نیوز۔


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SANTA CLARA – Mainstays safely watched from the 49ers sideline as Thursday night’s exhibition finale afforded others a final audition to either be a stud or a dud. The nominees are:

THREE STUDS

1. Running back Jeff Wilson Jr.: Promoted from the practice squad last season, Wilson enhanced his roster bid with a 41-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. Wilson cut back right and received a tremendous, down-field block by hustling quarterback C.J. Beahard.

Wilson’s 100 yards (20 carries) pulled him with 22 of the NFL’s exhibition lead, a title won by a 49ers rusher from 2009-11 with Glen Coffee, Anthony Dixon and Kendall Hunter. “It was just like, ‘Play ball,’ ” Wilson said. “If you are in, then you are in. If you run, then you run. I don’t even worry about carries or yards. I am just zoned in and playing.”

SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 29: San Francisco 49ers’ Jeff Wilson Jr. (41) breaks a tackle on his way to scoring a touchdown against Los Angeles Chargers’ Drue Tranquill (49) in the first quarter of their preseason game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, August 29, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) 

2. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel: The second-round draft pick shined throughout the exhibition season, capping it with two receptions for 16 yards as a starter in this one. He also got open over the middle on a fourth-down pass play that C.J. Beathard looked elsewhere. Asked of Samuel’s potential as a  Week 1 starter, Shanahan said: “He’s earned the right to be in the conversation.”

3. Linebacker Dre Greenlaw. His range, physicality and nose for play making will make him their starting strong-side linebacker. He had a 5-yard sack on Cardale Jones and three tackles in limited action. (Greenlaw’s coverage ability remains suspect.)

Honorable mention: Defensive end Damontre Moore, C.J. Beathard, D.J. Reed (as kick returner).

THREE DUDS
1. Safety Antone Exum. He whiffed on an open-field tackle attempt on the game’s first play. A second-quarter blitz saw him go too wide. And he got bull-rushed into punter Mitch Wishnowsky’s plant leg.

SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 29: San Francisco 49ers’ Kendrick Bourne (84) celebrates his touchdown with San Francisco 49ers’ Nick Williams (1) against the Los Angeles Chargers in the second quarter of their preseason game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, August 29, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) 

2. Wide receiver Kendrick Bourne. How can a guy who caught a touchdown pass with great effort still rank as a dud?Consistency has been his issue, and he earlier dropped a 9-yard pass that continued a troubling trend. That said, his play-making ability and hustle are enticing enough to merit a roster spot.

“That’s not the most consistent right there, but drops from Bourne haven’t been too much of a problem,” Shanahan said of Thursday’s drop. “I do consider Bourne having some of the better hands on our team. So, that’s definitely one that he should’ve had and hurt a drive. I think we went three and out on that drive. He’s earned a little bit more with that in terms of how good his hands are.”

3. Safety Marcell Harris: He went for the hard hit at the 9-yard line rather than potentially wrap up Chargers running back Detrez Newsome. Harris took a wrong angle later in the red zone and was left grabbing air. He started camp by challenging for strong safety Jaquiski Tartt’s job but that bid has halted.