San Francisco 49ers: Projecting Most Heated Roster Battles This Offseason

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San Francisco 49ers: Projecting Most Heated Roster Battles This Offseason
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Just as he out-jumped this Cardinals defender, can the 49ers Quinton Patton out-leap the competition at wide receiver?

Projecting the San Francisco 49ers' most heated roster battles this offseason would normally inspire some raised eyebrows.

After all, the 49ers are a legitimate championship contender, perhaps even better than the Super Bowl XLVIII-winning Seattle Seahawks at this point in time. Such a loaded overall team wouldn’t usually lend itself to many roster questions or openings.

However, San Francisco let three defensive backs, one wide receiver and a center, among others, walk in free agency. General manager Trent Baalke also selected six high-ranking prospects in the first 106 picks—and a whopping 12 all told—in the 2014 NFL draft.

Throw that all together and one soon finds a healthy competitive structure with said draftees, various incumbents and undrafted free agents all vying for very few unfilled positional spots.

An outside observer might even point to a surplus at the receiver position. There really hasn’t been a time in recent memory where such a surplus existed for the Red and Gold.

With that competitive dynamic in mind, here now are the 49ers' five most heated roster battles this offseason.

 

Note: We’ll begin with honorable mentions and continue with roster battles by position, in order of least to most competitive.

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