SANTA CLARA – Here’s what stood out to me during the full-speed portion of team drills at Friday evening’s padded practice in Levi’s Stadium.
1. Michael Crabtree. Participated during all of team drills and caught five passes. Worked harder today than he had during any other open practice this offseason.
2. Colin Kaepernick. Completed 13 of 19 passes. Carlos Hyde knocked down one of the pass attempts – Hyde stepped in front of Kaepernick in the pocket when Kaepernick was throwing.
3. Stevie Johnson. Caught two passes and dropped none. Both catches came near the line of scrimmage when Johnson was running “smoke” routes.
4. David Reed. Beat Perrish Cox deep down the right sideline for a 40-yard catch.
5. Chris Borland. Knocked down two passes.
6. Tony Jerod-Eddie. Tagged Frank Gore in the backfield for a three-yard loss. Starting center Daniel Kilgore has had problems keeping Jerod-Eddie out of the backfield the past two practices.
7. Chris Culliver. Dominant defending short and intermediate passes. Kaepernick threw two of his first four passes to Crabtree, who was covered by Culliver. First, Crabtree ran a slant. Next, he ran a deep square-in. Both passes fell incomplete. Culliver’s coverage was too good.
1. Blaine Gabbert. Completed one of his first six passes. He missed receivers by five, sometimes 10 yards on his first five incompletions. The passes were so bad the receivers didn’t even react to them. The receivers just kept running. After Gabbert’s fifth-straight wild pass, fans booed Gabbert. He finished the full-speed portion of team drills completing just 5 of 13 pass attempts.
2. Josh Johnson. Completed 5 of 11 passes – not much better than Gabbert. The 49ers must have the two worst backup quarterbacks in the NFL.
3. Quinton Patton. Fumbled a punt, dropped a pass and made zero catches.
4. Bruce Ellington. Also fumbled a punt, and the fans booed him for it. 49ers fans do not tolerate muffed punts.
5. Patrick Wilils. Did not practice for the second practice in a row.
5. Chris Culliver. Got beat deep by L’Damian Washington. Washington outran Culliver down the sideline and Culliver did not turn his head to find the ball, but Josh Johnson overthrew Washington and let Culliver off the hook. The pass was incomplete.