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49ers’ Daniel Brunskill focused on right guard competition but studying up on every O-line spot

May 28, 2020 at 11:51 AM--


Offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill is the latest San Francisco 49ers player to speak with the media via a video conference call. The versatile Brunskill discussed his offseason study habits and said he isn't limiting his work to one position. He revealed that he is studying all five of the positions along the offensive line.

Brunskill is, however, emphasizing his work on the right guard position, where he will face some competition to replace Mike Person, who was released before the draft. That competition will likely include recently-signed veteran Tom Compton and fifth-round draft pick Colton McKivitz.

"Definitely taking a good amount of reps at right guard when I'm practicing by myself," Brunskill said. "But mainly, I'm just ready to be starting at any position and ready to go anywhere. So focusing on all five positions.

"But yeah, I definitely take a few more reps at right guard, and then also trying to focus on what I can do to be better at that position, specifically, a little bit more, and then what I can do to be better at all five positions, as a whole."

Brunskill started seven games in 2019, including four in place of injured right tackle Mike McGlinchey, and appeared in all three of the 49ers' postseason games. He was asked what he is focusing on this offseason to improve over last season.

"Just focusing on a lot of technique and working on specific things to each play," Brunskill responded. "When you understand the playbook more and understand what Kyle (Shanahan) wants you to do and what the offensive line coaches are asking you to do, you can just get better at what you do on each play to make the best block and to make the block work for how the play is designed to work.

"So focusing on that, and then also technique. I think, no matter where you are in the game, technique can always be better and improved, so focusing a lot on that, especially in some of the pass [protection] things."

Brunskill joined the 49ers on April 11, 2019, after a brief stint in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football. He entered the league with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of San Diego State in 2017.





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