SANTA CLARA – Here is what stood out to me at Day 2 of the 49ers’ mini-camp. If you have questions about anything else that happened at practice, ask me in the comment section.
1. Nnamdi Asomugha – Played left cornerback for the first team defense and did not give up a completion in full-speed team drills. Asomugha broke up two passes from Colt McCoy in a three-play span: Asomugha dropped an interception when McCoy threw to A.J. Jenkins near the right sideline, and two plays later, Asomugha swatted away a deep pass intended for Marlon Moore.
2. Kyle Williams – Participated in half-tempo team drills for the first time this offseason and made a one-handed, over-the-shoulder catch on a deep pass.
3. Quinton Patton – Caught four passes, two against Tarell Brown. The second catch against Brown resulted in a first down on third-and-long.
4. Daniel Kilgore – Caught a touchdown pass from Andy Lee on a fake field goal. Parys Haralson and Ian Williams had tight double-coverage on Kilgore, but Kilgore would not be denied.
1. Anquan Boldin – It seemed like he tweaked one of his legs halfway through practice. A trainer stretched his legs for about fifteen minutes, and then Boldin watched the rest of practice from the sideline, holding his helmet in his hand.
2. LaMichael James – He looks faster and more explosive than he did last year, and I think he’ll have a good season running the ball, but he dropped a key third-down pass from Colin Kaepernick today. Kaepernick threw a strike to James, but the ball flew right threw his hands, hit him in the chest and fell incomplete.
3. Brandon Carswell – Signed a two-year contract this afternoon and injured his knee an hour into practice. He was walking around the field later, so I doubt he tore anything.
1. Vernon Davis – Warmed up exclusively with the wide receivers during position drills.
2. B.J. Daniels – Warmed up with first with the running backs, and then with the quarterbacks, and then with the wide receivers and then with the quarterbacks again. He looked good at every position. He’s elusive, he can catch and he has a cannon.
3. Marcus Lattimore – Practiced catching over-the-shoulder passes from Trent Baalke for ten minutes. Lattimore didn’t drop any of Baalke’s passes.