Originally posted by prometheus:The wide receiver drafts and coaching seems subpar for a few seasons and while Roman has not distinguished himself, I wonder most if Morton has any value as a coach. If he had any astute input into drafts and or making receivers better, it has not been apparent.
Outside of Crabtree, the 49ers front office has been pretty bad in drafting talented wide receivers. Verdict is out on Patton, but he may be placed on IR when Crabtree returns.
A.J. Jenkins, Ronald Johnson, Kyle Williams, Michael Crabtree, Josh Morgan, Jason Hill, and Brandon Williams have been the drafted players by the 49ers since 2006. We've basically averaged one WR pick per draft, and Michael Crabtree is the only that's really shined for us.
Every other player that's no longer part of the 49ers team has not made a dent in the NFL outside of Josh Morgan, and Josh himself is no longer a starter for the Redskins.
We had five WRs on our roster that were in their first year in our offense on our opening day roster - Patton, Marlon Moore, Jon Baldwin, Anquan Boldin, and Kassim Osgood. And while Boldin has shined, it's not hard to understand why others haven't made an impact. Baldwin is a bust, Osgood is purely ST, Patton got injured, Moore never got reps.
But our WR coach has done very well with Crabtree, Boldin, and Manningham. Let's see how our opinion of him changes once these guys return to injury.