SANTA CLARA — Here’s what stood out to me at Wednesday’s mini-camp.
1. Bruce Ellington — The only receiver who caught a deep pass. During one-on-one drills, Ellington ran deep against rookie cornerback Dontae Johnson. McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw a perfect deep pass. Ellington jumped up and caught the ball over Johnson, who is five inches taller than Ellington.
2. Quinton Patton — Was two-for-two against Tramaine Brock during one-on-one drills. Patton beat Brock twice to the inside.
3. Corey Lemonier — Recorded two “sacks” during team drills. On one play, Lemonier knocked away a pass intended for Ellington while covering him in the slot.
4. Eric Reid — Intercepted McLeod Bethel-Thompson during an 11-on-11 team drill. Bethel-Thompson threw a short pass over the middle to Patton. Reid read the play all the way and jumped the route.
1. Colin Kaepernick — Didn’t see the field well. First, Kaepernick dropped back and threw blindly to his right during an 11-on-11 team drill. The pass went right to Ahmad Brooks who easily intercepted it. Later during the same team drill, Kaepernick rolled to his right and then quickly rolled back to his left, faking out the defense. Anquan Boldin was wide open in the end zone — no one within 15 yards of him — but Kaepernick never saw him. Instead, he threw a 10-yard pass to Vance McDonald.
2. Josh Johnson — Didn’t throw accurately. Missed badly on some easy throws. During a red-zone drill, he sailed a pass too high for his intended receiver and Perrish Cox intercepted it.