K.J. Hill, Wide Receiver
Wide receiver has been a position with some of the most intense competition at the back end of the roster. Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Josh Palmer, Jalen Guyton, and Tyron Johnson all are nearly guaranteed spots on the roster.
That leaves, at most, one more position for the group of Joe Reed, K.J. Hill, Austin Proehl, Jason Moore, John Hurst, and Michael Bandy.
While that seems like an absolute mess of depth, things have cleared up immensely for K.J. Hill to take that spot.
While Austin Proehl and Joe Reed seemed like good bets to claim the final spot due to their special teams abilities, Proehl was shockingly cut this week (perhaps due to injury) and Joe Reed underperformed this offseason and is now also injured.
Meanwhile, Hurst and Bandy were never expected to truly compete for a roster spot, and they have not been given much opportunity to do so, but Jason Moore has turned it on recently. Although Jason Moore has outperformed K.J. Hill in recent weeks as a receiver, Hill seems to be one of the last men standing in the competition for the punt and kick return jobs.
If K.J. Hill can muster an average performance as a receiver and do well enough with no mistakes as a returner against the Seattle Seahawks, he should have a spot on this roster with the other players succumbing to injury and poor play at his position. By default, this has become Hill's position to lose, and all he needs to do to get that spot is perform adequately in the last week of the preseason.