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Insider raves about $5.3 million “truck” for the 49ers

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The new signings for the San Francisco 49ers are already impressing viewers who have taken over the 2022 training camp. And that’s just the rookie class.

There’s the sight of wide receiver Danny Gray setting the defenders on fire especially during the session on Saturday August 6th. Drake Jackson has “was under constant pressure‘ during team practice.

But there’s one, described as a “truck,” that has made a 49ers insider feel energized about what he’ll be doing on Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

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The Athletic’s David Lombardi spoke highly of two members of the 49ers’ rookie league. But only one received the unequivocal description of “truck” – calling it a “truck to bring down” from what he observed.

The truck is the 49ers’ newest $5.3 million backfield option, Tyrion Davis-Price — best known as the 49ers’ surprise day two pick for draft pundits, but showing early in his from Lombardi’s perspective NFL career his physicality.

“Looks like Ty Davis-Price is going to be a truck to bring down,” Lombardi tweeted.

The insider added that “49ers don’t go down in training camp,” meaning they’re more focused on making “boom” tackles to emphasize technique.

“That’s why I’m really looking forward to the preseason opener on Friday,” said Lombardi. “Then we learn a lot about the running backs.”

Lombardi isn’t the only nationally known insider who has taken a liking to what he saw.

Senior NFL Reporter for Sports Illustrated Albert Breer mentioned Davis-Price in a Twitter thread he postedand said how he was “impressed in pads” and how his presence will likely restore Deebo Samuel to his original wide receiver role.

Meanwhile, Niners Nation’s Kyle Posey on SB Nation was another to catch a glimpse of “TDP’s” potential – even shooting a Pro Bowler into the 49ers’ defense.

“For the second day in a row, Ty Davis-Price made a name for himself. TDP made a carry with the second team, made a cut to get into the field and ended up running over safe George Odum,” Posey described.

After that trucking, Davis-Price was placed on a new team on practice day: The First Team.

“That was enough to impress the coaches and allow Davis Price reps with the starters. In the next series, TDP ran exclusively with the first team,” Posey wrote. “He broke a tackle in the backfield. Running back-to-back, the rookie has a stack of good practices back-to-back and makes a strong case for carries throughout the season.”

Eventually, the @49ers_edits account is beginning to believe that the former LSU Tiger is pleading for being the No. 2 behind last season’s lead rusher Elijah Mitchell.

“Rookie RB Ty Davis-Price looked like RB2 and scored some reps with Team 1. Elijah Mitchell is RB1 and TDP and Sermon get the second role. TDP shows his power, vision, blocking skills and impresses.” said the account.

The 49ers’ top three draft picks from this past class are already in action at camp – with the 49ers’ second pick proving their power and locomotive at the SAP Performance Facility.

Also on Saturday, the 49ers announced that wide receiver Willie Snead and offensive tackle Jordan Mills had signed with the team.

Regarding the latter commitment, veteran offensive tackle Mills was one of the three offensive linemen trying out for SF on Thursday, August 4. Mills, who has played for seven other NFL franchises, was with the New Orleans Saints last season. It’s also a homecoming to the West Coast for Mills, as he played collegiately at UCLA.

“That was enough to impress the coaches and allow Davis Price reps with the starters. In the next series, TDP ran exclusively with the first team,” Posey wrote. “He broke a tackle in the backfield. Running back-to-back, the rookie has a stack of good practices back-to-back and makes a strong case for carries throughout the season.”



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