Odds of Each San Francisco 49ers Rookie Earning a Starting Job in 2013

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Odds of Each San Francisco 49ers Rookie Earning a Starting Job in 2013
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New 49ers' safety Eric Reid is one of a few rookies that may start in 2013.

With the 2013 NFL Draft now complete, the San Francisco 49ers have now emerged as favorites to win the 2013 Super Bowl.

It is pretty easy to understand why.

First, the 49ers came into the draft already loaded with a talented roster.  They also enjoyed having 13 picks to utilize however they saw fit during the draft.  Employing a series of trades and smart selections, San Francisco was able to add to their already dominant franchise with a number of key players who will certainly have substantial impact at the NFL level.

Yet one thing was clear before the 49ers entered draft day.  San Francisco's roster, already deep, did not need 13 prospects.  In reality, there were only a few glaring needs that the team needed to address.  The draft helped alleviate such needs and the 49ers appear to be in great shape heading forward.

Obviously, the first few selections made by the 49ers figure to be "impact caliber" in the immediate, or at least, near future.  Yet other players picked up by San Francisco in the later rounds may not see action in 2013 at all.  Even still, some may not even make the 53-man roster.

Eric Reid, the 49ers' first-round draft choice, will likely have an immediate impact this upcoming season.  In comparison, Marcus Lattimore, who was selected in the fourth round, will likely spend his first NFL season on the PUP list, rehabilitating from the terrible knee injury incurred during his final collegiate season.

All things considered, the newest class of San Francisco 49ers rookies will have to compete to earn their way onto the 49ers' depth chart.  Head coach Jim Harbaugh loves competition and will undoubtedly be looking for rookies to establish themselves early and often.

By evaluating each rookie, his position in the draft, combined with the quantity and quality of his competition in training camp, I come up with a ratio determining the odds behind each rookie having a starting job in a standard formation. 

Here is a breakdown of each 49ers rookie and his chances of earning a starting job this upcoming season. 

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