Who will be the 49ers’ best defensive player in 2015?
I don’t think it will be inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman. He was the Niners’ best defensive player in 2013, but I don’t expect him to play anywhere near that level just one year after missing a season due to a torn ACL and MCL.
I don’t think outside linebacker Aldon Smith will be the 49ers’ best defensive player, either. I think he’ll play near the level he played last season, which was nothing special.
I think the 49ers’ best defensive player will be free safety Eric Reid. He had a bit of a sophomore slump last season, but he was a Pro Bowler in 2013, he’s only 23, he’s healthy and in fantastic shape.
What do you think?