Here are some of the things that will make this a successful first round (or not):
- Like a bunch of people have said, coaching Iupati and Davis for technique and to correct what flaws they have;
- Figuring out by the season opener whether Davis is ready to start (and where), or if it should be Simms and Staley (Snyder is not likely to be a factor);
- Heitmann learning to call the right blocking scheme at the LOS. I think a lot of the badly executed plays last year were on account of confusion and wrong assignments.
I can even see Solari trying out a Staley-Iupati-Baas-Rachal-Davis line in TC and preseason. If Baas can call the assignments and block effectively from center, that's one HUGE and formidable line.
In terms of the rest of the roster, I don't see much opportunity for Snyder, Wallace, and maybe Wragge, but we'll find out during TC, PS, and cuts.
[ Edited by 49erThrowback on Apr 23, 2010 at 5:53 AM ]