After toppling the visiting Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park and reflecting on the win, the scope of this year’s team has begun to come into focus—their strengths, their weaknesses and which position groups—recently subject to change—are still evolving in the early weeks of the season.
Even though there is significant personnel carryover from years past, this is largely a new-look team. The quarterback, wide receiver, tight end, cornerback and safety positions have all been remodeled to some degree or another. The outside linebackers and defensive line were also touched on.
That is precisely why this first week in September was viewed as the official unveiling of coach Jim Harbaugh’s team of the future.
Proceed through the following for full grades and analysis of the 2013 49ers by position.
Statistics provided by NFL.com Game Center and Pro Football Reference.