Eagles vs 49ers: Grading San Francisco’s position groups before title game

Brock Purdy #13, San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) /

Brock Purdy has some elite talent at his disposal.

Philadelphia’s secondary and pass rush will be tested. It’s as simple as that, but if Jonathan Gannon has the answers, Eagles fans will leave Lincoln Financial Field as happy campers.

Tight ends: A-

George Kittle was huge for San Francisco when they needed him to be. Honestly, we couldn’t remember who the other guys were at first. Then we remembered a couple of names, Ross Dwelley and Charlie Woerner.

They aren’t asked to play a lot or catch passes, but when you have Kittle, that doesn’t matter much. This unit gets an A off the strength of Kittle alone.

Wide Receivers: A+

Deebo Samuel is one of the NFL’s most feared weapons. Brandon Aiyuk is a former first-rounder that caught 78 passes and exceeded 1,000 yards receiving this season. Even their role players (Jauan Jennings and Ray-Ray McCloud III) have the potential to do harm if they aren’t shown the proper attention. You’d hate to see a big play come from one of them.

Offensive line: C

They have star power (Trent Williams). They have workmanlike talents (Mike McGlinchey), but the Niners’ O-line got worked in the first half versus the Dallas Cowboys pass rush, and they didn’t do much in terms of being impressive in the running game. Have we found chinks in the armor?