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They don’t know the other.49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he anticipates Richard Sherman holding onto his starting job.“Everybody on our team is competing at every position Dee Ford Jersey ,” Shanahan said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. “We brought Sherm in here to be a starter. That’s what we’re expecting. But his position is no different from every other position.”Ahkello Witherspoon and Tarvarius Moore, the 49ers’ most recent third-round draft picks, and free agent signee Jason Verrett will compete on the other side. Witherspoon has appeared in 26 games with 21 starts in his two seasons; Moore played 16 games with 12 starts last season as a rookie; the injury-plagued Verrett appeared in 25 games with 23 starts in his five seasons with the Chargers.“The No. 1 thing I look for in a corner is people who can cover people,” Shanahan said. “So you need that in everybody. Verrett has done that. He’s played outside. He’s played inside. He has good man-to-man skills. He can play zone, also. So he fits right into our group. I just hope he’s healthy.”Shanahan said he wants all of the team’s cornerbacks to be able to play either side. “We want them to be interchangeable,” Shanahan said. “You’re one injury away so you want to mix them all around in both spots.” Today we take a closer look at Virginia safety Juan Thornhill and examine how he can be a great fit in the 49ers secondary."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 49ers Salary CapLevi’s Stadium Events49ers Transactions49ers Injury News49ers Press Conferences & Conference CallsNFL Draft Scouting Reports2019 NFL Draft: 49ers picks, mock drafts, news, rumors, analysisNFL Draft Profile: Safety Juan Thornhill of VirginiaNew George Kittle Jersey ,54commentsToday we take a closer look at Virginia safety Juan Thornhill and examine how he can be a great fit in the 49ers secondary.PDTShareTweetShareShareNFL Draft Profile: Safety Juan Thornhill of VirginiaJeremy Brevard-USA TODAY SportsGreetings Faithful! We are back with another scouting report. Today it’s a closer look at Virginia product, safety Juan Thornhill. There has been a lot of debate as to if the San Francisco 49ers should select a safety in the second or third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. If you are for selecting a safety then who is your guy?Today we are going to take a closer look at one of the higher ranked safeties this draft class has to offer in Juan Thornhill. Combine Results:Thornhill participated in the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, and broad jump. He was one inch short of the NFL Combine vertical jump record (see video below!). However, he elected to skip the 3-cone, as well as the 20 and 60-yard shuttles.40 Yard Dash: 4.42Bench Press: 21 RepsVertical Jump: 44.0” (Highest amongst ALL graded prospects at the Combine) Broad Jump: 141.0”Measurables:Height: 6 feetWeight: 205 poundsHands: 8 戮”Arms: 31 1/8”Summary:Juan Thornhill earned his way into the national spotlight by the time the draft process went full swing in the lead-up to April. Thornhill has a great frame and size for the position as well as the wingspan that scouts and evaluators seek for at the next level. A former cornerback before switching to safety,Thornhill also possesses that natural ballhawk mentality on the playing field.Has a strong knowledge of route combos and when adding that with his ability to anticipate where the pass is going, gives Thornhill an early advantage on making a play. Plays well in coverage and man to man along the outside. Will often crowd receivers and out-hustle and work them for every pass thrown in his direction. On film, Thornhill plays an aggressive and physical brand of football, often cutting receivers off of their routes. He forces receivers onto an island Jimmy Garoppolo Jersey , and isolates his opponent, taking them out of the play. He has a rangy center-fielder’s ability to cover a lot of ground both vertically and horizontally. I like his initial burst and quick trigger to challenge receivers on a multitude of routes. In addition to receivers, Thornhill has the ability to line up over the slot and matchup with tight ends as well. Thornhill has the athleticism and physical strength to cleanly finish tackles in the open field. Runs with urgency and will often stay stride for stride, even on longer, deep routes. Makes, closing the distance look effortless, and runs fluidly through his hips. Thornhill demonstrated growth each season at Virginia, saving his best for last, earning first-team all-conference honors and leading Virginia with 98 total tackles, 6 interceptions, while also recording 4.5 tackles for a loss Mike McGlinchey Jersey , and 7 passes broken up. In other words, Thornhill is entering the NFL on a high note, where I expect the continuous growth and maturity as he transitions to the pro level.Is Thornhill a fit for the 49ers?By all accounts, he is certainly a fit. There will be those that say his hands are too small for what the team is seeking; however, Thornhill more than makes up for his smallish hands with his big-play and game changing abilities. What I really love about Thornhill is his range and ability to serve as insurance for all cornerbacks on the field. I also love his cornerback traits and ballhawk mentality. His anticipation on where the play will occur and subsequent break-up or even interception a big plus for a team that is in desperate need of creating more turnovers. Thornhill demonstrated his ability to tackle in the open field and prevent receivers from creating additional yards after the reception throughout his film. If the 49ers are interested in Thornhill’s services then a day two pick will need to be invested. At the moment Thornhill looks like he is projected to go somewhere in the middle of round two. So, trading back or trading up into the second round will be necessary in order to acquire Thornhill’s services. If a safety is the target, Thornhill would be a great choice!What are your thoughts on Juan Thornhill? Would you invest a day two pick to select the safety out of Virginia?