Thanks for putting the work into this MD, but I completely disagree. I am usually one who defends you, but what makes any of those other WRs better than AJ? Steven Hill, had like 40 catches last year. Remember, the last WR that came out of GT from the present Wishbone Coach took a couple of years to develop in
Denver didn't he. They don't run routes in GT, they just run streaks.
AJ had a pretty productive career at Illinois without a good QB. He runs routes well, is fast, and has sure hands that don't drop balls. Sounds a little like a guy the 49ers drafted in 1985 (No, I'm not saying.......). It's always a hit or miss with WRs.
As for LMJ, I see him as another tool for Harbaugh. I can see him in the slot with Gore in the Backfield.
The other thing these two players bring to the table is consistent performance sustained over at least a 3 year college career. AJ is also an academic guy. I know that doesn't mean anything to someone who went to OSU, Florida, LSU or Alabama, but it does in Harbaugh's offense.
Couple this with the fact that we stockpiled draft picks, and you get the idea that we should be set for next year. Heck, the team that everyone tries to emulate learned this from Bill Walsh.
Finally for those who said we still don't have a # 1 WR, there are two ways to be in line to get one. You either stink up the previous season, or you trade away the future to get one. I still ask this question though, with the Ram "Greatest Show on Turf", who was there # 1 receiver. Was it Bruce or Holt? If you have several very good WRs, who needs a # 1 Diva. For that matter, who is the number 1 for the Saints? How about the Packers?
[ Edited by nvninerfan1 on Apr 29, 2012 at 13:55:02 ]