The San Francisco 49ers didn’t look their sharpest in their first preseason game, but the final scores of preseason games don’t particularly matter. There were some highlights and lowlights, but it’s the individual performances on the field that matter more than anything the scoreline can tell you.
We’re a week removed from the last time we took a look at who was shining and who was failing in training camp. With an actual game having taken place between then and now, and an additional week of practices in Baltimore against John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens, we’re getting a clearer picture than ever about who’s impressing the coaches and who’s falling behind.
Rosters are cut down to 75 on August 26, so there are only two more weeks and two more preseason games for people on the bottom of the bubble to keep their dreams of making the 53-man roster alive. Here are the players who are trending upward and downward as we approach the second preseason game against the Denver Broncos.