Predicting the Winner of the San Francisco 49ers’ Biggest Training Camp Battles

July 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Per the seeming age-old adage these days, the San Francisco 49ers don’t have many training camp battles as most well-documented Super Bowl contenders.
Yet, the positional clashes that do exist hold both short- and long-term ramifications. Predicting said winners is thus a very underrated but important analytic activity.
Backup slots for this squad qualify as said under-the-radar competition. The 49ers know all too well the importance of depth at every position. Look no further than the defensive fallout created by the loss of Justin Smith last season.
But will a 3-4 defensive end earn a spot on this list? Or does the competition exist to a greater extent at other positions?
Let’s now predict the winners of the 49ers' five biggest training camp battles as we head into Day 3 on Saturday.
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