For those who follow the team closely, you know the 49ers' motto of getting better every day, and ultimately getting better every year. In the 2012 season, I am expecting numerous 49ers to make strides and transition into more effective players. These are the players that will have more prominent roles in the future of the Harbaugh era, but I believe they will reveal themselves in 2012.
There are a lot of tangible and intangible factors that go with each player showing improvement.
In the following slides, we will break down five 49ers who are in for career years, reaching levels they haven't yet as pros. While I envision more than these five players improving, this group will be the regulars on the stat sheet or play more dominant roles in 2012.