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BFTB Roundtable: Which offensive/defensive player are you most excited for against the 49ers?

Who you got your eyes on tonight?

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Holy blast from the past, Batman!

It’s been awhile, but now that there isn’t just one person providing content for the site now, we’re able to bring back roundtables!

Huzzah!

Ahead of this evening’s exhibition, Garrett, Matthew, and I all named one offensive and one defensive player each that we’re excited to watch against the Niners.

It feels good to have some of the old team back together so I hope this brings a bit of nostalgia to some of you who have stuck around the past year and a half. I seriously can’t thank you all enough.

Now enough “feelings” and what not. Let’s dive in.

Offense

Michael: I hope to see some great things from Donald Parham in today’s game. The 49ers do a great job of coaching up their linebackers but it’s tough to coach up how to defend someone with roughly five to six inches of height on you. His speed and length make him a matchup nightmare and tonight is as good of a time as ever to have a notable performance.

Garrett: The Chargers 5th rd pick Brenden Jaimes went under the radar while being eclipsed by all the rookies drafted before but he had a solid performance against the Rams. I’m looking to see how he does against the 49ers DL in his second preseason game.

Matthew: I’m looking at RBs Justin Jackson and Josh Kelley. The depth chart behind Austin Ekeler is a mess right now and the two veterans were outshined by rookie Larry Rountree and Darius Bradwell last week. If they don’t turn things around quickly they could find themselves in a new uniform this season.

Defense

Michael Peterson: This might be an odd choice to some but I’m excited to watch cornerback KJ Sails. The rookie out of South Florida is one of the newest additions to the team and he’s already seemed to have made an impact on with his teammates and the social media team, often showing up on the club’s instagram feed. After several notables plays made this past week, I have a feeling Sails will show up once again tonight.

Garrett Sisti: The UDFA LB Amen Ogbongbemiga has worked his way into the rotation with the starters at times in camp. Against the Rams he had a bad opening series which led to a TD but locked in after that. I’m looking for a bounce back game from Ogbongbemiga.

Matthew Stanely: I’ll be watching Mark Webb. He’s been receiving good reviews out of camp and due to a minor injury missed the first preseason game. I’m interested to see how he does on the field in a live game as well as how he is being used with his slightly tweener size and measurables.