49ers invite 56 undrafted rookies to minicamp for tryouts

49ers invite 56 undrafted rookies to minicamp for tryouts

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers invited 56 undrafted players to the team’s headquarters for tryouts during for the team’s three-day rookie minicamp.

The list includes Stanford safety Dallas Lloyd and kicker Conrad Ukropina, as well linebacker DeVante Wilson and long-snapper Bradley Northnagel of Cal.

Here’s the complete list of players invited to take part in the tryout:

QB Tyler Stewart (Nevada)
RB Khalid Abdullah (James Madison)
RB Joseph Yearby (Miami)
WR Trevor Heiland (Coe)
WR Joey Augustin (Charleston)
WR Germane Hopper (Clemson)
WR Emmanuel Obajima (Samford)
WR Justin Thomas (Georgia Tech)
WR Michael Esiobu (Lakeland)
WR B.J. Johnson (Georgia Southern)
WR Teldrick Morgan (Maryland)
TE Nehemiah Winston (UC Davis)
TE Kent Taylor (UTEP)
TE Alec Bloom (UConn)
OL Eduardo Middleton (Washington State)
OL Alex Kelley (Colorado)
OL Richard Levy (UConn)
OL Taylor Gadbois (Southeastern Louisiana)
OL Aaron Cox (Grand Valley)
OL Will Kreitler (UNLV)
OL Andrew Eide (BYU)
OL Reno Henderson (New Mexico)
OL Justin Adekoya (Eastern Kentucky)

DL James Duberg (Harvard)
DL Samson Kafovalu (Colorado)
DL Viliami Latu (Arizona State)
DL Jamar Simpkins (Valdosta State)
DL DeVante Wilson (Cal)
LB Bernard Dawson (Georgia Southern)
LB Andrew King (Army)
LB John Law (Appalachian State)
LB Michael Rose-Ivey (Nebraska)
LB Tony Conner (Mississippi)
LB Anthony Wilson (Old Dominion)
LB Jameer Thurman (Indiana State)
LB Samuel Van Ginkel (Northwestern)
CB Sam Williams (East Texas Baptist)
CB David Stephenson (Fayetteville State)
CB John Walker (Montana State)
CB Darian Hicks (Michigan State)
CB Will Hines (Southeastern Louisiana)
CB Jihaad Pretlow (Fordham)
CB Mondo Williams (Appalachian State)
CB Cameron Stubbs (Dayton)
S Dallas Lloyd (Stanford)
S Chancellor James (Boise State)
S Chary Bailey-Smith (UMass)
S Reggie Daniels (Oregon)
S Marquez Gollman (Grand Valley State)
S Tahaan Goodman (UCLA)
S Tyson Graham (South Dakota)
S Darrion Millines (SMU)

K Conrad Ukropina (Stanford)
K Jay Mattox (UTEP)
P Chris Fraser (Cornell)
LS Bradley Northnagel (Cal)

John Lynch: Eventually, Garoppolo 'is going to be our guy'


John Lynch: Eventually, Garoppolo 'is going to be our guy'

SANTA CLARA – General manager John Lynch came close Tuesday to announcing which quarterback will start for the 49ers this week.

But the official announcement that rookie C.J. Beathard will start Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks will have to come from coach Kyle Shanahan, he said.

“C.J. (Beathard) played extremely well against the Giants, and that’s likely,” Lynch told reporters at Levi’s Stadium. “But I’ll let Kyle speak to that.”

Lynch reiterated that they want to give newly acquired Jimmy Garoppolo the best chance to succeed. Garoppolo spent part of the 49ers' bye week learning the basics of the offensive system in meetings with quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello. Garoppolo also met one-on-one with Shanahan.

Beathard had his best game as a pro on Nov. 12, before the bye week, as he threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-21 victory over the New York Giants. Garoppolo arrived in Santa Clara on Oct. 31 in a trade with the New England Patriots.

Lynch said he feels Garoppolo “is going to be our guy,” so the organization does not feel any urgency to rush him onto the field. In fact, Lynch sounded as if the 49ers are not placing a high priority on spending big on the quarterback position with Garoppolo and Beathard on the team.

"You still study every position, but we feel pretty good about where our quarterback room is,” Lynch said.

Garcia: Best for 49ers to stick with Beathard over Garoppolo for now


Garcia: Best for 49ers to stick with Beathard over Garoppolo for now

A large portion of the 49ers’ fan base might be eager to see Jimmy Garoppolo take the field as the team’s starting quarterback. But four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia believes it is best to stick with C.J. Beathard, for now.

“Because I know how important the mental side of the quarterback position is, I want to make sure Jimmy is fully comfortable and ready to grasp that,” Garcia said on The 49ers Insider Podcast.

“Right now, after this past game, I want to see C.J. respond with another game and start to show some consistency. This will be a great challenge against a West division rival in the Seattle Seahawks.”

Beathard has started four games since taking over for veteran Brian Hoyer. Garoppolo was acquired three weeks ago in a trade with the New England Patriots for a second-round draft pick.

Garoppolo spent his first two games with the 49ers as the team’s backup quarterback. The 49ers return to action Sunday against the Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium.

“They know what they like in Jimmy Garoppolo,” said Garcia, now an analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area. “They’re able to see him every single day in practice, and they know what he brings to the table, as far as how he learns, how he mentally adapts, adjusts and grows within the system. It gives him more time to get confident.

“It’s not an easy system to pick up, especially when you haven’t had anything that really relates to that system in your recent past. Going from New England to San Francisco is like learning an entirely new language.”