Originally posted by BayAreaNinersFan:
Originally posted by 49erThrowback:
You have to wonder whether the Niners' choice of a speed receiver is a signal that we should expect to see a stronger-armed quarterback flinging the ball next season...
all comes down to how much Kaep challenges #11
I don't see it that way. I don't really think of Jenkins as a speedy deep threat receiver, although he may be capable of it. I think it's that he has a strong release off the line, quickness, runs good routes, and has good hands. They felt he was the best fit for the WCO, despite possibly lacking in YAC. I think they wanted a guy where they feel they can rely on him to run the route called, do it precisely, shake coverage, and catch the ball, even if he doesn't gain yardage from where it was designed.
I think it was a fairly conservative, but probably smart, WR selection.