The San Francisco 49ers are one of the pleasant surprises of the season and have gotten off to a 6-1 start and a commanding four-game lead in the NFC West. The Niners finished the 2010 season with a record of 6-10. Nobody expected the kind of turnaround they have accomplished thus far.
With most of the same basic roster in place from 2010, the only major change has been the coaching. Jim Harbaugh has the 49ers well prepared every week and the players are believing in everything they're doing.
You can see it during practices and the games. These 49ers are having fun and they have bought into what Harbaugh and his staff are teaching.
I will give a midseason analysis and grade for each of the 49ers' 22 starters.