The 49ers will put the pads on for the first time on Monday, after an opening week of training camp that was dominated by the defense.
Though the second week of practices will mark an increase in the intensity of San Francisco’s preparations for the new season, several 49ers have already made significant impressions without the pads on.
While comparatively little importance may be attached to these practices for the Niners’ established veterans, for some of their early standouts their showings in practice may be the first step toward making key contributions in 2022.
Which players have enjoyed the strongest camp so far? Let’s look at five of the stars from the first week of practice: