The San Francisco 49ers have released their first unofficial depth chart of the preseason, heading into Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys (10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT). The depth chart is compiled by 49ers communications and should not be viewed as a 100 percent accurate representation of how the coaches will line up the players on Thursday night.
There aren’t many surprises to be found within this time around. The starters are listed as expected, and while the backups aren’t always in the order that has been assumed, there isn’t anything too out of the ordinary there either.
The first-teamers on offense include Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback, Jerick McKinnon at running back, Kyle Juszczyk at fullback, Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin at wide receiver; Garrett Celek at tight end; and an offensive line of Joe Staley, Laken Tomlinson, Weston Richburg, Joshua Garnett, and Mike McGlinchey.
On defense, the first-team line consists of Solomon Thomas, Earl Mitchell, DeForest Buckner, and Arik Armstead. Reuben Foster, Eli Harold and Malcolm Smith make up the first-team trio at linebacker, while the secondary consists of Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon at cornerback and Adrian Colbert and Jaquiski Tartt at safety.
Read on for a look at how the rest of the depth chart stacks up.