We listed Rhett Hall as the nickel rusher in 1994, but it was an odd year in that there were several players played that role but there were several injuries to their "wave rushers" and no one had remarkable stats.
For most positions, the 1994 49ers had bigger names, even on the bench. Both had an injury at tackle, Harris Barton missed a lot of time as did Joe Staley. Both had shutdown corners in Deion Sanders and Richard Sherman. The 1994 team had far more talented wide receivers but Kittle, we think, is better than Brent Jones, though Jones was a fine tight end.
The 2019 defensive ends are better, but while good, the 1994 defensive tackles, we think, edge the 2019 tackles. The rest of the defense, maybe the 1994 team edges the 2019 team on the back seven but don't discount the 2019 49er linebackers—They may be actually better than the 1994 version but the 2019 guys have yet to get their due. They can play.
In is an interesting comparison, who do you think has the more talented roster, adjusting for era?