SANTA CLARA — Here is what stood out to me at the 49ers’ padded practice Wednesday afternoon.
1. Darryl Morris. Started off practice by beating Michael Crabrtee in a one-on-one drill. Crabtree tried to beat Morris with a move to the outside, but Crabrtee couldn’t shake him and Morris knocked away the pass. In team drills, he broke up two passes — one intended for Stevie Johnson, and one intended for Anquan Boldin. Morris also recorded two sacks when he blitzed from the slot. Morris was the best cornerback on the field today.
2. Perrish Cox. Intercepted Colin Kaepernick twice during team drills. First, Kaepernick under threw a deep pass to Anquan Boldin and Cox picked it off. Next, Kaepernick stared down Quinton Patton during a two-minute drill. Cox broke early, dove and made the interception.
3. Dontae Johnson. Broke up a pass intended for Boldin during team drills. Boldin caught the ball but Johnson immediately slapped it out of Boldin’s hands. During one on ones, Johnson intercepted a deep pass intended for Bruce Ellington.
4. Colin Kaepernick in the red zone. Threw two touchdowns during red zone drills — one to David Reed and one to Chuck Jacobs. Kaepernick would have thrown three TD passes in the red zone but Stevie Johnson dropped one.
5. Tank Carradine. Mike Iupati and Adam Snyder had trouble just getting their hands on Carradine during one on one blocking drills. They’d reach out to punch his chest and he would slap their hands away and run right past them.
1. Ahamd Brooks. Jumped offside on Play 1 of the two-minute drill.
2. Stevie Johnson. Caught a two-yard touchdown pass in front of Jimmie Ward. But Johnson dropped three passes, four if you count the one Morris poked out of Johnson’s hands.