Now that I’ve seen three training camp practices, here is my prediction for the 49ers’ Week 1 46-man active roster and depth chart.
Quarterback: Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick, Jeff Driskel.
Prediction: Each quarterback will start at least three games.
Running back: Carlos Hyde, Shaun Draughn, Kelvin Taylor.
Prediction: DuJuan Harris will get cut because he has bad hands.
Tight end: Garrett Celek, Vance McDonald.
Prediction: Celek will start because he’s better than McDonald at catching passes in traffic.
Move tight end: Bruce Miller, Vance McDonald.
Prediction: Miller will start because he’s one of the best players on the offense and McDonald is just a guy.
Left wide receiver: Quinton Patton, DeAndre Smelter.
Prediction: Patton will start 16 games and catch 45 passes.
Slot wide receiver: Bruce Ellington, DeAndrew White.
Prediction: Ellington will start eight games and pull a muscle. Then, Aaron Burbridge, not DeAndrew White, will take Ellington’s place place as the starting slot receiver.
Right wide receiver: Torrey Smith, DeAndre Smelter.
Prediction: Smith will start 16 games and catch 50 passes.
Left tackle: Joe Staley, Trent Brown.
Left guard: Zane Beadles, Marcus Martin.
Center: Daniel Kilgore, Marcus Martin.
Right guard: Joshua Garnett, Marcus Martin.
Right tackle: Anthony Davis, Trent Brown.
Prediction: Trent Brown will be the starting right tackle by the end of the season.
Left defensive end: Arik Armstead, Tony Jerod-Eddie.
Nose tackle: Glenn Dorsey, Mike Purcell.
Right defensive end: Quinton Dial, DeForest Buckner.
Prediction: Buckner will replace Dial on third downs.
Left outside linebacker: Ahmad Brooks, Tank Carradine.
Left inside linebacker: Gerald Hodges, Ray Ray Armstrong.
Right inside linebacker: NaVorro Bowman, Michael Wilhoite.
Right outside linebacker: Eli Harold, Tank Carradine.
Prediction: Bowman will lead the linebackers in sacks while Aaron Lynch is suspended.
Left cornerback: Tramaine Brock, Dontae Johnson.
Slot cornerback: Will Redmond, Keith Reaser.
Right cornerback: Jimmie Ward, Dontae Johnson.
Prediction: Ward, Redmond and Rashard Robinson will be the starting corners by the end of the season.
Free safety: Eric Reid, L.J. McCray.
Strong safety: Antoine Bethea, Jaquiski Tartt.
Prediction: Reid and Tartt will be the starting safeties by the end of the season.
Punt returner: Bruce Ellington, DeAndrew White.
Punter: Bradley Pinion.
Kicker: Phil Dawson.
Long snapper: Kyle Nelson.
Inactives: WR Aaron Burbridge, CB Rashard Robinson, G/T Fahn Cooper, OT John Theus, TE Blake Bell, OLB Corey Lemonier, DE Ronald Blair.
Suspended: OLB Aaron Lynch.