SANTA CLARA — Here’s what stood out to me during Tuesday’s OTA.
1. Colin Kaepernick — The passing game wasn’t clicking, but Kaepernick made three beautiful throws. First, he dropped back and looked to his right, then looked to his left and hit Brandon Lloyd in the middle of the field for a 15-yard gain. Next, Kaepernick threw a touchdown pass rolling to his right during a red-zone drill. Devon Wylie caught the pass in the back-right corner of the end zone. Finally — and this one was the prettiest pass of all — Kaepernick rolled to his left during a two-minute drill and threw a perfect pass against his body Bruce Ellington for a 10-yard gain.
2. Kendall Hunter — One of the most explosive players in practice so far this offseason. Everytime he touches the ball, he makes four or five jump-cuts, then he sprints downfield. He looks more explosive than I’ve ever seen him and I’ve covered his entire professional career.
3. Darryl Morris — Broke up a long pass intended for Bruce Ellington. Ellington ran deep, cut, then ran back toward the quarterback. He couldn’t shake Morris, who broke with Ellington and easily swatted away the pass.
4. Chris Cook — Broke up the final play of practice. The 49ers were doing a two-minute drill. Five seconds remained on the clock and the offense had the ball at the defense’s 21 yard line. Kaepernick dropped back and fired a pass to his left into the end zone. No receivers were there. Just Cook, who dropped the easy interception.
1. Vance McDonald — Dropped two passes. The first one he tipped into the hands of safety James McCray. The second one, McDonald was running deep across the field , Kaepernick threw it to him and he let the pass fall through his outstretched hands.
2. Chuck Jacobs — Dropped four passes. He started because Michael Crabtree, Stevie Johnson and Quinton Patton sat out team drills and Anquan Boldin did not attend practice.