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49ers undrafted rookie impressing defensive coordinator Steve Wilks

Training camp has a way of bringing new standouts to centerstage.

On the defensive side of the ball, one rookie defensive back is impressing San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks. 

Following practice on Friday, Wilks had high praise for undrafted rookie corner D’Shawn Jamison. Wilks said he was “very impressed” with Jamison. However, it wasn’t just the defensive coordinator who had eyes on Jamison. Wilks told reporters on Friday that some of the 49ers receivers were also talking about the former Texas Longhorn. 

Very impressed, very impressed. And I think some of the receivers were talking about him the other day. He has definitely made strides from the spring and just came back and built on to his repertoire and just his toolbox. I think the one thing that he’s doing with his technique, he’s staying more square in his backpedal, which is allowing him to be able to see and visualize more of the field-route concept, see the quarterback, and he’s doing a great job of breaking on the ball, his man-to-man technique, he’s great at the line of scrimmage and he’s doing a good job at the top end of the route, the point of emphasis that I talk about all the time, that’s where we’ve got to win. So, you see him doing a lot of good things. 

Via @NBCS49ers on Twitter: 

Jamison played his college ball in Austin at the University of Texas. In his final season with the Longhorns, Jamison recorded 21 tackles to go along with seven pass deflections and two interceptions. Against the University of Lousiana-Monroe, Jamison took an interception back to the endzone for a pick-six. 

While at Texas, Jamison also returned kicks and punts for the Longhorns. Jamison scored three touchdowns as a punt and kick returner in his career at Texas. 

For an undrafted rookie fighting for a roster spot, earning praise from your defensive coordinator is a step in the positive direction. 

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