All eyes were on the wide receiver position when the 49ers opened training camp and the glare only has intensified in the three weeks since. Here's my best guess/analysis on where things stand at the position.

In my mind there are three locks for the 53-man squad. Anquan Boldin obviously is one of them. He's the only reliable veteran option and he and Colin Kaepernick already have established a strong rapport. The 49ers should send Boldin on a three-week Viking Cruise to the fjords of western Norway to ensure he's healthy for the season opener. Welcome back! Here's the game plan for Green Bay ....

The other two locks according to me are Kyle Williams and Quinton Patton. No Patton hasn't gotten to show off his skills because of a broken forefinger (Damn you Kaepernick fastball!) but as Jim Harbaugh says the arrow is up for this eager hard-working youngster. Williams meanwhile is smart savvy and badly wants to be on the field. He's also the only player on the team with any real experience at punt returner. The 49ers want LaMichael James to win that job but it's smart to have a capable backup.