The 49ers were the only team in the league that did not start a rookie at any point last season. That could change in 2013.
Last season there was no need to start a rookie. There was not an opening at any position. This year safety really is the only spot where that may happen. There is an off, very off, chance that Nose Tackle could be a rookie too. That's not rookies being more prepared, it's the 49ers not being quite as set as last year.
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