SANTA CLARA — Here’s what stood out to me during Tuesday’s mini-camp.
1. Marcus Lattimore — Looked much more agile than he did during OTAs. He caught one pass in the flat, planted his left foot, cut and exploded into the end zone for a touchdown. I haven’t seen him cut like that during practice before.
2. Garrett Celek — Caught a touchdown pass from Colin Kaepernick during a seven-on-seven drill in the red zone. Kaepernick threw the ball above Celek’s head, and he reached up and caught it.
3. Michael Crabtree — Struggled during the beginning of a red-zone drill. The wide receivers were running fade routes in the end zone against John Morton, the wide receivers’ coach. Every wide receiver except Crabtree made this drill seem easy. Twice, Crabtree let the ball bounce in the back corner of the end zone, just couldn’t get there. But on his third attempt, he reached up with one hand and made the catch of the day.
1. Vance McDonald — Dropped two passes today, and has dropped a couple of passes during every practice open to the media this offseason.
Stay tuned for my column on Vernon Davis holding out.