Originally posted by buck:
I think we need to look for more than a developmental wide receiver in this draft.
Crabtree and Boldin is a solid combo of receivers, but our depth behind them seems to be very shallow.
Perhaps, I am being overly pessimistic, but the chances that Manningham, our #3 receiver, will be able to contribute next year do not appear good. More importantly, we will not know that the draft.
Counting on Kyle Williams to become a solid #3 wide receiver is like me counting on having sex with the the gorgeous young woman in the apartment next to mine. She is really friendly, but it just is not going to happen.
Williams' injury does not preoccupy me as much as he lack of production.
In three years, he has had 35 receptions for 461 yards; which is almost identical to the production we got from Manningham last year.
That is a fair point. It is really rolling the dice to rely on Manningham and Williams. Boldin is old and the chance that he breaks down is not insignificant. However, there is also a decent chance the Niners draft another TE.
That would give the Niners
WR: Crabtree, Boldin, Jenkins
TE: Davis, rookie
RB: Gore, Hunter, James
That is a lot of players who can catch the ball and who will definitely want touches.
To be honest, I was really high on targeting a WR at 31 or 34, but the more I think about the bust factor with a WR and the fact that they took Jenkins last year, I'm hoping they target other positions early.
My ideal situation would be Da'Rick Rogers with their second 3rd rounder.