Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Not that much of a reach, since the Rams were all over him. I had Jenkins going at 37, so it was in the neighborhood. I think the disappointment by many fans is that they saw better players on the board, and I agree with their sentiment (although Fleener was not amongst the short list)
Who cares what you and other disappointed fans think. Again, the experts are far more qualified to evaluate talent. And if at the very least the Niners and supposedly Rams coveted Jenkins as a top tier WR in the draft, who the hell are we to question that he isn't one? They are the ones with all the tape, all the time spent with the players, etc. Everything else is mere speculation. Is it easy to say that someone on the board will have a more productive NFL career than Jenkins? Of course, chances are there are many players on the board that go on to be more productive than the player chosen. It's the nature of the beast. But I tend to trust the evaluators over disgruntled fans and mock draft experts.
BTW, Aldon Smith was less of a reach going, only five or six spots later in most mock drafts last year, which we know you were such a fan of.