Originally posted by Psinex:Let's just consider, for a moment, who the Jets and Rams have at receiver that can be compared to Stephen Hill or Brian Quick. When you are done considering that, consider what it would be like comparing Stephen Hill and Quick to our current crop of receivers, marquee names like Randy Moss, Manningham, Crabtree, and it might be a little hard for a rookie to stand out in the first couple weeks of OTA's. Give Jenkins some time. He probably won't get many opportunities this year, buried on the depth chart. But by next year, he should be closer to what Baalke and Harbaugh expected, and they probably know that too. I think LaMichael James is going to get a lot more plays to him this year. And then you throw in Vernon Davis, Frank Gire and Delanie Walker and you don't know who to defend.
I agree that time will reveal the truth and value of the players. Hence, the disclaimer that this is really first impressions that the player is leaving with the team and media. Jenkins first arrived overweight and out of shape. In drills, he did not stand out. In fact, one report had Owusu looking quicker on the field and in and out of cuts than Jenkins. The latest from the SF Chronicle states that there is a lot of inconsistency.
As for receiving reps, players cannot control who is on their team's roster, but that is separate from impressions a player leaves with the squad and media.
Instead of Jenkins being the hot topic, it appears Kyle Williams is leaving on the team. in fact, Jenkins is probably the number five receiver right now.