SANTA CLARA – Here are the highlights of the 49ers’ fifth non-padded practice of training camp.
1. TE Vernon Davis. One of those days no one could cover him. Made seven catches during team drills, and scored a touchdown against safety Jimmie Ward during one-on-one drills in the red zone. Ward jumped to swat the football, Davis jumped much higher and caught the football, barreled through Ward on the way to the ground and hopped over Ward’s prostrate body on the way to the huddle.
2. TE Vance McDonald. Seemed open almost every play, and caught the first six passes thrown his way before dropping the seventh. Hey, nobody’s perfect.
3. TE Blake Bell. Stuck his left arm out and made a one-handed catch in front of starting free safety Eric Reid during one on ones. “Now spike it on him, boy!” wide receivers coach Adam Henry shouted after the play. Bell did as he was told.
4. RB Jarryd Hayne. Jumped as high as he could to catch a pass with his fingertips over the middle during 11 on 11s. This would have been the catch of the day if not for Bell’s one-hander.
5. QB Colin Kaepernick. Completed 17-of-23 passes during 11 on 11s, and 7-of-8 passes during 7 on 7s. Of his seven incomplete passes, three were dropped. So he really threw only four bad passes all afternoon. But he didn’t throw any deep passes, which are the ones he has struggled to complete this offseason.
THE NOT SO GOOD
1. CB Shareece Wright. Gave up a touchdown catch to Torrey Smith in the red zone during 7 on 7s. Smith ran a fade-route to the back-left corner of the end zone and Wright never turned his head to find the football. Easy catch for Smith.
2. CB Keith Reaser. Made back-to-back mistakes during a two-minute drill. First, defensive coordinator Eric Mangini called an all-out blitz on second-and-goal from the 20, leaving Reaser and the other corners on islands without any safety help. Before the blitz could reach Kaepernick he lofted a pass to the end zone for Anquan Boldin, who was covered by Reaser, and Reaser just grabbed him. Pass interference. Next play, first-and-goal from the one-yard line, Kaepernick sprinted to his right and threw a touchdown pass to McDonald, who was covered by Reaser. “Good work, Keith!” Quinton Patton shouted after the play.