Gregg Rosenthal Projects NFC West Starters, Big Changes In San Francisco?

“With the NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, Around the NFL will project starting lineups with tasty position battle nuggets for all 32 teams. The NFC West is below,” wrote Gregg Rosenthal of

Who does he think will be the San Francisco 49ers starters heading into the 2016 season? Find out below as he projects all four teams in the Wild Wild NFC West!

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Michael Wilhoite and Gerald Hodges will battle for an ILB role, but I didn’t include either as a starter because the 49ers figure to be in nickel defense with five defensive backs most downs,” said Rosenthal.

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