5 Storylines To Follow During San Francisco 49ers’ Training Camp

5 Storylines to Follow During San Francisco 49ers' Training Camp

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The San Francisco 49ers have several interesting storylines heading into training camp. Take a look at five of them.

5. What Will RB Marcus Lattimore's Role Be?

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5. What Will RB Marcus Lattimore's Role Be?

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Marcus Lattimore has made strides in his return to the football field. Lattimore was out last season due to injury, and this season he will look to find his niche in a crowded backfield. Hee impressed during minicamp and in OTAs, so it will be interesting to see what role Lattimore plays during this season.

4. Will Stevie Johnson Win the No.3 WR Battle?

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4. Will Stevie Johnson Win the No.3 WR Battle?

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Stevie Johnson is used to being a No. 1 wide receiver, but that will not be the case with the San Francisco 49ers. Johnson will be the team's No. 3 wide receiver, but after impressing in minicamp and OTAs, Brandon Lloyd and Bruce Ellington are hot on Johnson's heels.

3. Which CB Will Step Up Outside of Tramaine Brock?

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3. Which CB Will Step Up Outside of Tramaine Brock?

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The cupboard isn't bare at the CB position, but someone needs to step up outside of Tramaine Brock. Darryl Morris has stepped up in offseason workouts, but Chris Culliver, Chris Cook and Dontae Johnson will look to keep up the pace as well.

2. Which Offensive Rookie Will Emerge the Quickest?

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2. Which Offensive Rookie Will Emerge the Quickest?

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The San Francisco 49ers have a stable of rookies on the offensive side of the ball looking to make an impact from day one. Marcus Martin, Carlos Hyde and Bruce Ellington are the front-runners to make an immediate impact, but who actually steps up remains to be seen.

1. Can Colin Kaepernick Take the Next Step to Become an Elite QB?

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1. Can Colin Kaepernick Take the Next Step to Become an Elite QB?

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Colin Kaepernick is now being paid like a top-tier quarterback, so it will be time for him to take his game to new heights. Kaepernick has flashed his greatness as well as offering a few head-scratching moments while he has been the signal caller of the 49ers. A lot of pressure will be on Kaepernick to produce, and with the weapons that he has on the field he has no choice but to rise amongst the elite quarterbacks in the NFL.

Ronnie Hampston is a San Francisco 49ers writer for Rantsports.com, follow him on Twitter @RHamp614, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.


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