As a non-expert a couple things that I've read / heard may have distinguished Jenkins from Randle / Hill
-> All these scouting reports talk about how Jenkins is a sophisticated route runner and can run the whole tree. Stephen Hill on the other hand did not have that level of sophistication and will be a work-in-progress. So Jenkins is more likely to hit the ground running day one, for a team competing for a playoff spot who has a lot of uncertainty at the WR position.
-> The scouting reports also all say Jenkins can separate. Randle was more of a question mark in getting separation. I believe Mayock called out Randle and Sanu about this issue. Now is getting separation a big issue if you had a great QB who can "throw guys open?" Not so much. But with Alex Smith, who needs to see a guy wide open before he deals, separation is huge. So Harbaugh and Baalke know the limitations of their QB and are working to get players to fit.
The biggest concern seems to be his strength. Luckily, the 49ers have weights that he can lift. And those weights can make him stronger :-)
The team got faster and a potential home run hitter who may be able to contribute early on. If you told me that before draft day I'd be OK with it.
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Really liked 49ers pick. Jenkins very good on film. Nice combination of traits. Think he has chance to be quality starting WR.
[ Edited by RKab on Apr 27, 2012 at 5:32 AM ]