So far so good for 49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance, who took the field for the first time Friday with the team that made him the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s draft.
Rookie minicamp success is less about the minutiae and more a big-picture look at a player in their first taste of NFL action. Think of it as a pass or fail, even though both words are too strong since aa player’s career isn’t going to be made or broken in a couple days of practice.
The good news for Lance is his first day went well by all accounts of reporters on site.
ESPN’s Nick Wagoner tweeted that Lance was nearly perfect in seven-on-seven drills:
Multiple reporters noted how strong Lance’s arm looked, which is perhaps the only real thing to take away from the session given the small number of participants (only 23 per Wagoner) and no pass rushers to make life difficult for the quarterback.
Matt Maiocco from NBC Sports had a video of Lance showing off that arm strength:
This was one small step for Lance. The tests will only get more difficult from here once veterans arrive for OTAs and mandatory minicamps. Things will get very interesting at the top of the 49ers’ QB depth chart if Lance is still standing out through those periods and into training camp.