Many faces of the 49ers offense

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Many faces of the 49ers offense

Offensive coordinator Greg Roman kept everyone on the 49ers' offense involved in the team's 20-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.And, of course, he kept nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga active, too. Sopoaga played 13 snaps of offense, in addition to his usual duties on defense.The 49ers showed an incredible volume of personnel groups on Sunday. The team ran 64 offensive plays on Sunday, and they used 33 different combination of players at the five eligible positions. In the first half alone, the 49ers used 26 different combinations for the 36 plays they ran.For the first time this season, the 49ers used formations that did not involve a running back. Through six games, the 49ers always had a running back -- either Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter or Anthony Dixon -- on the field.This huge volume of personnel groups will undoubtedly keep opposing defensive coordinators busy throughout the season to prepare for the wide array of packages the 49ers can throw onto the field every Sunday.Here is a look at all the different personnel groups the 49ers employed Sunday, and the resulting plays: 11 PERSONNEL (one back, one tight end)
Crabtree, Edwards, Ginn, Davis, Gore
Smith scrambles for 3 yards
Gore run for 1 yard
Smith pass to Davis for 19 yards
Smith pass incomplete to Crabtree
Smith pass to Crabtree for 15 yards
Smith run for 9 yards
Smith pass incomplete to Crabtree
Smith pass incomplete to Ginn
Gore run for 6 yards
Gore run for 1 yard (plus 15 yards for facemask penalty)
Smith pass to Edwards for 13 yardsCrabtree, Edwards, Ginn, Davis, Hunter
Smith pass to Edwards for 12 yardsWilliams, Ginn, Edwards, Davis, Gore
Gore run for 3 yards 12 PERSONNEL
Crabtree, Edwards, Davis, Walker, Gore
Gore run for 5 yards
Smith pass to Davis for 7 yards
Gore run for 2 yards
Smith pass incomplete to Edwards
Gore run for minus-1 yardCrabtree, Ginn, Walker, Davis, Gore
Gore run for 1 yard
Gore run for 6 yardsCrabtree, Edwards, Walker, Peelle, Gore
Smith pass to Crabtree for 11 yardsWilliams, Ginn, Davis, Walker, Gore
Gore run for 4 yards
Gore run for 6 yardsWilliams, Ginn, Davis, Walker, Hunter
Smith sacked for minus-3 yardsWilliams, Crabtree, Davis, Walker, Gore
Smith pass to Crabtree for 4 yards 13 PERSONNEL
Ginn, Peelle, Walker, Davis, Gore
Smith pass to Davis for 1 yardEdwards, Peelle, Davis, Walker, Gore
Gore run for 1 yardCrabtree, Peelle, Davis, Walker, Hunter
Hunter run for 4 yards 21 PERSONNEL
Crabtree, Ginn, Davis, Miller, Gore
Gore run for 5 yards
Smith pass incomplete to CrabtreeCrabtree, Edwards, Davis, Miller, Gore
Smith pass incomplete to Edwards
Gore run for 1 yard
Smith pass to Edwards for 8 yards
Gore run for minus-3 yards
Smith pass incomplete to Edwards
Smith pass incomplete to MillerGinn, Walker, Davis, Miller, Gore
Gore run for 4 yards
Ginn run for minus-8 yardsCrabtree, Edwards, Walker, Miller, Hunter
Smith pass to Crabtree for 2-yard touchdown 22 PERSONNEL
Williams, Walker, Davis, Miller, Gore
Gore run for 14 yardsEdwards, Davis, Walker, Miller, Hunter
Hunter run for minus-4 yardsCrabtree, Walker, Peelle, Miller, Gore
Gore run for 26 yards
Smith pass to Peelle for 18 yardsCrabtree, Walker, Davis, Miller, Gore
Gore run for 24 yards
Gore run for 5 yardsWilliams, Walker, Davis, Miller, Hunter
Hunter run for 26 yardsGinn, Peelle, Walker, Miller, Gore
Gore run for no gain NO BACKS
Crabtree, Edwards, Ginn, Davis, Walker
Smith run for 9 yards
Smith pass to Crabtree for minus-4 EXTRA BLOCKERS
Boone, Sopoaga, Davis, Miller, Gore
Gore run for 4-yard touchdown
Gore run for 6 yards
Gore run for 1 yard
Gore run for 4 yards
Gore run for 1 yard
Smith scramble for 1 yardBoone, Edwards, Davis, Miller, Hunter
Smith pass to Edwards for 9 yardsSopoaga, Snyder, Crabtree, Davis, Gore (Rachal at RG)
Smith pass to Sopoaga for 18 yardsBoone, Sopoaga, Peelle, Miller, Gore
Gore run for 6 yardsBoone, Sopoaga, Peelle, Walker, Gore
Gore run for minus-1 yardBoone, Sopoaga, Walker, Miller, Gore
Gore run for 1 yard
Gore run for no gain (fourth and goal at 1)Boone, Sopoaga, Davis, Walker, Gore
Gore run no gainBoone, Crabtree, Edwards, Davis, Hunter
Smith pass incomplete to CrabtreeStaley, Edwards, Ginn, Davis, Hunter (with Boone at OT)
Smith pass to Staley for 17 yardsSopoaga, Ginn, Davis, Miller, Gore
Gore run for 1 yard

49ers scheduled to meet with Garrett, the likely No. 1 overall pick

49ers scheduled to meet with Garrett, the likely No. 1 overall pick

The 49ers have a visit scheduled with the presumptive top pick in the upcoming draft.

The 49ers, owners of the No. 2 overall selection, will visit with Texas A&M pass-rusher Myles Garrett, he told reporters Thursday at this pro day, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

General manager John Lynch attended Garrett's pro day workout in College Station, Texas.

"I thought it was impressive," Lynch told Wilson in a video posted on social media. "Here’s this kid who really doesn’t need to show everyone much more, but yet he shows up and runs a 40. I think it just speaks to the kind of kid he is. It was impressive. It’s well-documented – I’m not saying anything ground-breaking – he’s a special athlete.

"He checks all the boxes. That’s why people are talking about him in the way they are."

Garrett said he has upcoming visits with the 49ers and Chicago Bears.

Each NFL team is allowed to bring in 30 draft-eligible prospects from outside their area. The 49ers have their list of 30 prospects already finalized, Lynch said.

In addition, teams can visit with an unlimited number of local prospects. The 49ers’ local pro day -- featuring athletes from Stanford, Cal, San Jose State and prospects from the Bay Area who played college football elsewhere – is scheduled for April 12 in Santa Clara.

The Cleveland Browns hold the No. 1 overall pick, and coach Hue Jackson ruled out the possibility of the team trading that selection for a quarterback. Garrett is considered the overwhelming favorite to be chosen with the No. 1 overall selection.

"We're getting closer to it but the draft is the 27th (of April),'' Jackson said at the NFL owners meetings. "I think it's a little soon to really say it's this guy or that guy.”

Garrett (6 foot 4, 272 pounds) recorded 31 sacks and 47 tackles for loss during his three-year college career.

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garcon plays angry

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garcon plays angry

Among the players the 49ers first targeted for their rebuilding project is a wide receiver who has nine years of NFL experience and turns 31 early in training camp.

Coach Kyle Shanahan pinpointed Pierre Garçon to be his top addition at wide receiver. Garçon is coming off the second 1,000-yard season of his career. His career-best output came was his 113-catch, 1,346-yard season in 2014 with Shanahan as Washington's offensive coordinator.

“I’ve always loved Pierre just because of how angry he plays,” Shanahan said at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. “He gives you his all. He plays extremely aggressive. The best leaders are the guys who lead by example. Pierre’s not going to say much, but you know he’s going to go out there and fight every single play no matter what the situation is, whether it’s run or pass. That elevates everyone around him.”

Within the first two days of free agency, the 49ers signed Garçon, Marquise Goodwin and Aldrick Robinson. The 49ers had earlier signed slot receiver Jeremy Kerley to an extension, while not pursuing Quinton Patton, who signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets.

“You go into free agency and you study all the free agents who are available and then you stack them and see who can help you team the most,” Shanahan said. “Pierre was at the top of that list. Also knowing him made me feel better about that because you know exactly what you’re getting.

“But it all starts with the tape. It was very encouraging to turn on the tape and watch the level Pierre is still playing at. When you see that on tape and you also know the type the guy. I was very excited to get him.”