Someone, or several, in the San Francisco 49ers will use the 2022 boot camp to power a potential breakout campaign in 2022 – one that sees the personal stats of they change and increase.
And one individual was made this bold prediction by a Bay Area columnist: He could finally have the best season of his career when he returns to the ‘Niners.
NBC Sports Bay Area’s Jennifer Lee Chan helped announce a list of potential breakout contenders on Tuesday, July 5. The list totaled nine, but four represent the strength of the 49ers at the frontline. defense.
Currently, this deep unit is led by fourth-year defender Nick Bosa – who took ESPN’s 3rd place Tuesday among NFL side runners. But someone has to put pressure on Bosa as more barricades are wrapping around him in the trenches.
Tracing the trail of last season, here’s how the Bosa effect works: Arden Key amassed the highest bags of his career and became the team’s second-best passer. Now, there’s a defender in a near-similar scenario where Key faces someone who looks like he’s about to be the one to storm out in the trenches of SF.
And Chan believes that not only Bosa is beneficial to the defender but also the coach.
Samson Ebukam do Breakout
Samson Ebukam is predicted to eventually get over the 4.5 sacks he’s hit with over the past three seasons – and is branded as a 49-year-old player with one-year career potential.
Chan believes the combination of Bosa, a long-back alongside him like Charles Omenihu, and coach Kris Kocurek will dictate the changes in 27-year-old Ebukam’s production.
“Another passer that will benefit from a second season under Kocurek is Samson Ebukam. The sixth-year leader has scored 4.5 covers for the third season in a row for the 49ers and like Omenihu, will benefit from playing the same very talented roster,” Chan predicted.
She then called out one more time on how Ebukam’s 2022 campaign might play out.
“With the constant attention on Bosa, Ebukam is likely to have his best season yet, even if only used on a rotating basis,” Chan wrote.
Ebukam has the marks of sparks
Ebukam is clearly not seen as the face of the 49ers’ defence. And he has been given the nickname “spinning piece”.
However, he did give the 49ers a glimpse of the spark when called in. In the last eight matches, Ebukam caught fire and exploded like a 4th of July fireworks set off for a match.
The first in his career was 49er: It came on Halloween with Justin Fields of the Chicago Bears mobile.
On the list of quarterbacks, the 6-foot-3, 245-pound central defender also got his hands on the sack? Conference champion quarterback-winning Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals and QB attended Super Bowl 51 with Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator Matt Ryan.
Ebukam doesn’t stop there when the regular season ends. Dak Prescott, Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford were all escorted off the field by Ebukam – as he scored partially or partially in all three playoffs with the 49ers. And the fact that he was fired by Rodgers when Ebukam had to change traffic:
With a combination of his marginal speed plus staying under the 250-pound mark, Kocurek and 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans can toy with the idea of plugging Ebukam inside as a triple technique, that is where they put the Key – allowing him to stay running. circle around the guards when the focus is on Bosa. Despite that, Ebukam looked like a rising defender forced to break through in SF’s loaded defence.
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