Offensively, Vernon Davis had a busy day to say the very least. When he wasn't connecting on crossing routes with Colin Kaepernick in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 periods, the most tenured player on the roster displayed his trademark wheels in the middle of practice.
Undrafted rookie quarterback Dylan Thompson placed a perfect pass down the right seam where only Davis could make a play on the ball. The 49ers tight end ran past inside linebacker Shayne Skov to catch a 40-yard touchdown pass in impressive fashion.
Not only was Thompson's lofted throw placed right into Davis' waiting arms, but it was a great sign of the tight end's ability to get behind the defense in what will be his 10th season with the 49ers.
Davis is a bounceback candidate now that he's playing for a new offensive coordinator who may better utilize his skillset. He's a talent, but the team didn't do a good job of using him last season. His 50 targets were his fewest since 2008, and his usage was way too low considering he has finished in the top 8 at his position in four of the last six seasons. He was targeted just once in the red zone after seeing 20 red zone targets in 2013. It's up to new OC Geep Chryst (formerly the team's QB coach) to get Davis more involved in the offense. Davis has reportedly looked fast in offseason activities. Given his 15th-round ADP, he's a very cheap lottery ticket at the tight end position.