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Rookies in Minicamp

Is there any report, or do we have any news about how any of them are performing?
  • cciowa
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Originally posted by simplyfloyd:
Is there any report, or do we have any news about how any of them are performing?

most of them have their hands on their hips and they are not running the hill with jerry rice so pretty much a lost draft class
thank goodness we still have the draft class from 2012 then. pheewww...
Originally posted by simplyfloyd:
thank goodness we still have the draft class from 2012 then. pheewww...

what am I reading
Originally posted by NeeJ49er:
Originally posted by simplyfloyd:
thank goodness we still have the draft class from 2012 then. pheewww...


Haha
after talking with my sources, they are performing "coo".
  • buck
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from Matt Barrows

The defensive player of the day? It may have been undrafted safety James McCray from tiny Catawba College. McCray, a big-bodied safety at 210 pounds, broke up a couple of passes during red-zone drills, then nearly made a diving interception during 11-on-11 drills. He's certainly a longshot to make the squad, but he has some ability as a special teams coverage specialist as well.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/06/17/6491427/mini-notes-lattimore-more-explosive.html#storylink=cpy

I am thinking about starting a James McCray bandwagon.
  • ethan
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Today's stars were Carlos Hyde and Bruce Ellington, apparently. They have been consistently excellant so far. Which is probably to be expected since they were the highest drafted offensive skill players from the draft.
Originally posted by ethan:
Today's stars were Carlos Hyde and Bruce Ellington, apparently. They have been consistently excellant so far. Which is probably to be expected since they were the highest drafted offensive skill players from the draft.

I dunno. Reports about AJ Jenkins was that he was falling down...lol

This is a good sign. haha
Really like what we are hearing & seeing out of the rookies so far.
  • buck
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from MB

Rookie Bruce Ellington also looked sharp. He has excellent acceleration, getting in and out of breaks quickly and turning up field on a dime. He's fluid and may be the fastest of all the wideouts. He beat fellow rookie Dontae Johnson on a deep pass from Bethel-Thompson during one-on-one drills early in practice.

Some of you have asked about second-round pick Carlos Hyde. Running backs â€" especially big, between-the-tackles running backs â€" are tough to evaluate during non-contact sessions because, um, there's not a lot of contact permitted.

Hyde, however, has shown nice hands out of the backfield. One of his gifts is that he moves like a smaller man. Today he caught a swing pass during red-zone drills and then outraced Cox to the pylon for a touchdown.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/06/18/6494591/mini-notes-brooks-picks-kap-big.html#storylink=cpy
  • buck
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. Rookie Impact


The more Carlos Hyde and Bruce Ellington, the more the rookies show themselves to be capable pass-catchers. The second- and fourth-round draft picks are hauling in passes on the regular. Hyde, the do-it-all running back out of Ohio State, caught a swing route out of the backfield and turned it into a 20-yard touchdown catch in a red zone team period.

When the 49ers second-team offense looked to drive the ball down the field against the second-team defense, Gabbert connected with Ellington on a couple of occasions.

Both rookies made several catches on day 1 of minicamp as well. As far as rookies are concerned, Hyde and Ellington are in a tight race for best rookie at minicamp honors.

http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/Day-2-Observations-from-49ers-Minicamp-/3b4f1d9a-73a0-429a-8d8e-940f8ae431a0
  • buck
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Rookie Bruce Ellington had a couple nice receptions, including on a 50-yard bomb by Johnson against the coverage of cornerback Dontae Johnson.


Running backs Carlos Hyde and Marcus Lattimore look like excellent receivers out of the backfield.

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2014/06/18/minicamp-day-2-notes-interceptions-pass-rush-lead-defensive-dominance-rookies-ellington-hyde-fare-well/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+49ersHotRead+%2849ers+Hot+Read%29
^^ Great news. Keep it up, rooks!