Training camp is almost over.

Yes, it seemed like the 49ers just started, but with preseason games starting next Friday, training camp — the daily grind of practices — is nearing a conclusion.

Meanwhile, I have come to some conclusions a bit before the finish.

Here’s what I’ve liked — and haven’t liked — from Santa Clara:

Like: Brandon Aiyuk’s breakout

The 49ers’ offense is going to change with Lance at quarterback, right?

Of course it is. More running. More big plays down the field.

And on the latter, Aiyuk is looking as if he will be the biggest beneficiary.

So far in camp, he’s been going full Stretch Armstrong — using his comically long arms to snag everything and anything coming from Niners quarterbacks.

There is a trust developing between him and Lance, whose accuracy leaves something to be desired but the problems of which are mitigated by, again, those long arms of Aiyuk and the receivers’ sense of fearlessness.

The ultimate sign of respect to Aiyuk: Fred Warner — who is an absolute maniac in practices — is challenging the wide receiver to the point that the two fought, twice, at practice earlier this week.

Warner doesn’t waste his time picking on scrubs or middle-of-the-road guys.

Last season, Deebo Samuel was an All-Pro. Aiyuk looks as if he has that same potential this season. The joint practices in Minnesota next week will tell us if this early surge has staying power.

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