Jenkins was the 7th WR on my board, and I had him graded as an early-mid 2nd round grade (37th overall best player). However, the Niners really lost a golden opportunity to move up and select David DeCastro who I feel is one of the best players in the draft, a Pro Bowl type of talent. Unless DeCastro has medical issues that the team felt were a major problem down the road, they really have a player with far less talent on their roster than one that would have cost a 4th this year and next year. After NE drafted at 21 and selected Jones, I felt that the team should have made a move before the Steelers, Texans and Bengals were on the board, as they all needed interior OL help.
The Eagles really showed the Niners how to move up at the right time to get their player, waiting for Cox to slide and then pounce all over him. Now, the Seahawks and Cards may have passed on Cox, but the Eagles, after being patient, did not take a chance. The price was small and they got their man. In the same way, the price of DeCastro wold have been relatively small, but the return phenomenal. I will write more in depth about this later in the draft weekend. Lost opportunity.
To get back to Jenkins, I really like hm and saw good second round value. He will not produce much in 2012, but has the chance to be a solid number two receiver in the league. I do not see star, but a steady producer, who runs good routes, find open seams, has some wiggle to him. Very good intermediate route receiver. Once again, my grade will not reflect him as much as the value of other players who could have helped the team more.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Apr 27, 2012 at 9:54 AM ]