Raheem Mostert dominates a talented group


Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the lineup for the 2020 season is the ball carrier as the 49ers. No matter who they hook up to, head coach Kyle Shanahan will be out of production. Nor will they lean heavily on a back, and will instead opt for a committee approach.

In the next part of our depth table projections, we try to make sense of the group of running backs and determine where everyone is in a position where all six players could be a factor in the camp.

1. Raheem Mostert

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It’s hard to believe that Mostert won’t start the year at the top of the depth chart. He finished last year as the team’s best ball carrier, and 5.6 yards per carry on 137 attempts. Sitting at the top of the depth chart does not mean that Mostert will get a lion share of the litters. A talented ball carrier will allow head coach Kyle Shanahan to split the scopes between two or three players. It should be noted that in the last five games of last season, when Mostert had his highest usage rate, he averaged fewer than 13 races per game. This is probably the number it will end up in 2020.


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