One of the few defensive starters to play in this contest for the 49ers, Samson Ebukam quickly proved himself far too good for an exhibition.
The defensive end registered a sack on the first San Francisco defensive series of the game and later produced a pressure that led to a Jordan Willis sack of Davis Mills.
Charles Omenihu also registered a sack in another illustration of the depth San Francisco possesses on the defensive side of the trenches.
San Francisco will rely on its stacked rotation to throw waves of pressure at opposing offenses in a formula from which it has derived much success in recent years.
But any talk of those further down the depth chart, such as rookie edge rusher Drake Jackson, threatening to perhaps take Ebukam’s starting role may be premature, with the former Los Angeles Ram looking a solid bet to improve on his 4.5 sacks from 2021 on this evidence.