The San Francisco 49ers seventh round draft pick, signal caller B.J. Daniels of South Florida tweeted on Sunday that he would be playing quarterback and special teams this coming season.
The announcement was no surprise as 49ers players like Demarcus Dobbs (TE/DL), Will Tukuafu (FB/DE), Alex Boone (T/G), and Anthony Dixon (RB/FB/ST) are known for playing multiple positions.
Even left tackle Joe Staley proved he could catch a pass in 2011, and special teams ace Dan Skuta was signed this off-season to lineup as a linebacker and fullback.
The need for versatile players is evident since the NFL allows only 46 active players per game-day roster.
This past weekend, Daniels was one of 11 players selected by the defending NFC champions who filled all of their needs and came away with a deep group of talented difference makers.
They have yet to play a down, but the 49ers 2013 draft class is already being pegged as one of the best in history.
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