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UNIT GRADES
Jim Trotter
September 01, 2008
SI.com's NFL personnel expert Michael Lombardi evaluates the 49ers' units.
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September 01, 2008

Unit Grades

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SI.com's NFL personnel expert Michael Lombardi evaluates the 49ers' units.

QB D
Three candidates for the job, but are any of them the answer?

RB B
Gore produces—question is, can he stay healthy all year?

WR C-
Might have found a sleeper in sixth-round pick Josh Morgan.

TE C
Davis has yet to justify being the No. 6 pick in '06.

OL C-
Losing Larry Allen hurts big time; fixing this unit is a priority.

DL C
Brought in free-agent Smith in search of quarterback pressure.

LB B
Willis is a tackling machine; would help if Lawson stepped up.

DB C
Burned regularly, largely because of weak pass rush.

ST C
Good kickers; return and coverage teams short on speed, talent.

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