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  • These are the top rookies the 49ers played in 2017

    Want to feel even better about the 49ers’ strong finish? No team relied as heavily this past season on rookies. At least 10 played in every game from Week 4 onward. Matt Barrows has broken down the rookie class, and here's a brief look at the top players.

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
Twitter: @mattbarrows

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