Woerner appeared in 14 games for the 49ers during the 2020 season, finishing with three receptions for 36 yards and no touchdowns. Injuries to San Francisco's top two tight ends opened up some sparse playing time for the rookie. Most of Woerner's time on the 53-man roster was spent on special teams, but he impressed his position coaches as early as training camp with his combination of size and speed (similar to what another late-round tight end, George Kittle, did before exploding into a star in San Francisco). It would be a stretch to assume Woerner could replicate Kittle's rise to stardom, but the 22-year-old does fit the profile of this next generation of tight ends who possess plus athleticism at the position. Woerner could jump as high as second on the depth chart for the 49ers in 2021, but for now, he will be a fantasy afterthought until he gets an opportunity to prove himself.
Woerner was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. Woerner missed the last two games while on the list. He'll be available for the season finale against Seattle. It's tough to project how he'll be utilized with position mates George Kittle, Jordan Reed and Ross Dwelley all healthy for the first time since Week 1.
The 49ers placed Woerner on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Woerner's placement on the COVID-19 list could mean either that he's tested positive for the virus or been deemed a close contact with someone who has. The rookie sixth-round pick recorded the first three targets of his career in his last two appearances.
Woerner caught both his targets for 33 yards during Monday's 34-24 loss to Buffalo. The rookie sixth-round pick played a season-high 15 offensive snaps and secured the first two receptions of his career. Jordan Reed and Ross Dwelley each played more than 50 percent of the offensive snaps, and Woerner should continue to work as San Francisco's No. 3 tight end.
The 49ers selected Woerner in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 190th overall. Woerner played a part-time role during his four-year collegiate tenure at Georgia, mostly seeing utilization as a lead blocker. Due to Woerner's bulk (6-foot-5, 244 pounds) and willingness to embrace contact, he has a shot at earning a role as a blocker in the run game for San Francisco.
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