San Francisco 49ers: Who Jarryd Hayne Would Have to Beat Out to Make the Roster

August 24, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

San Francisco 49ers running back, kick returner and former Australian rugby league superstar Jarryd Hayne is all that’s been advertised and more so.
One week after rushing five times for 63 yards, returning a kick for 33 yards and two punts for 13 and 11 yards, Hayne had a second star turn against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.  Hayne had 84 yards' worth of punt returns, with all three being as long or longer than the 49ers’ longest punt return of 2014.  He added in eight more carries for 54 yards to boot.
In preseason, Hayne is averaging 9.0 yards per carry, 21.6 yards per punt return and 33.0 yards per kickoff return.  Yes, this is mostly against backups and camp bodies, but it’s still a tremendous performance from a player who had literally never played an organized game of football before.
Thus, Haynemania has hit San Francisco fairly solidly.
The question seems to be not whether Hayne is good enough to make the roster&mdash...

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