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AJ Jenkins is a 49er

Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Seems like our draft shows a little confidence towards AJ.

Boldin says hi

Boldin is much more a replacement of Moss than a knock on AJJ imo.
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Originally posted by KegBert:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Seems like our draft shows a little confidence towards AJ.

Boldin says hi

Boldin is much more a replacement of Moss than a knock on AJJ imo.

It still takes away reps and playing time. Picking up a sure fire starting receiver when your trying to win the starting job is never a good sign for a young receiver.
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by KegBert:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Seems like our draft shows a little confidence towards AJ.

Boldin says hi

Boldin is much more a replacement of Moss than a knock on AJJ imo.

It still takes away reps and playing time. Picking up a sure fire starting receiver when your trying to win the starting job is never a good sign for a young receiver.

Point taken.

They do fill 2 completely different roles at WR though. So perhaps AJJ wont miss out on as much as you would expect.

Not sure about this at all. Just trying to keep a positive outlook on last years #1 pick. I want so bad for it to work out for us.
With Moss gone, AJ Jenkins can now be the one to take the top off a defense.
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Originally posted by Team49ers:
With Moss gone, AJ Jenkins can now be the one to take the top off a defense.

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GROSS, but funniest gif EVER ... sorry, man, but I'm gonna have to use that gif from now on!!
[ Edited by LVJay on May 18, 2013 at 6:07 PM ]
Originally posted by Team49ers:
With Moss gone, AJ Jenkins can now be the one to take the top off a defense.

He needs to shine in the offseason on he'll get buried on the depth chart again. This is a deep team and he has fierce competition.
I hope he's not Jason Hill 2.0.
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by Team49ers:
With Moss gone, AJ Jenkins can now be the one to take the top off a defense.

He needs to shine in the offseason on he'll get buried on the depth chart again. This is a deep team and he has fierce competition.


Not deep at the WR position though. After Crabtree and Boldin, there's noone. It's not as if he's got a huge mountain to climb. If he cannot outshine the rest, that'll be a bust first-rounder. For a first round pick, he should be no worse than #2 by his third year, which means that he has to show signs this season.
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Originally posted by Rsrkshn:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by Team49ers:
With Moss gone, AJ Jenkins can now be the one to take the top off a defense.

He needs to shine in the offseason on he'll get buried on the depth chart again. This is a deep team and he has fierce competition.


Not deep at the WR position though. After Crabtree and Boldin, there's noone. It's not as if he's got a huge mountain to climb. If he cannot outshine the rest, that'll be a bust first-rounder. For a first round pick, he should be no worse than #2 by his third year, which means that he has to show signs this season.
True. None of the other WRs would start on a good passing team. If Jenkins is not pushing Boldin for PT by mid-season the b-word will be heard around here. In fact, he should be pushing him in training camp.
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Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by Rsrkshn:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by Team49ers:
With Moss gone, AJ Jenkins can now be the one to take the top off a defense.

He needs to shine in the offseason on he'll get buried on the depth chart again. This is a deep team and he has fierce competition.


Not deep at the WR position though. After Crabtree and Boldin, there's noone. It's not as if he's got a huge mountain to climb. If he cannot outshine the rest, that'll be a bust first-rounder. For a first round pick, he should be no worse than #2 by his third year, which means that he has to show signs this season.
True. None of the other WRs would start on a good passing team. If Jenkins is not pushing Boldin for PT by mid-season the b-word will be heard around here. In fact, he should be pushing him in training camp.

I don't expect AJ Jenkins to push Boldin at all lol
Boldin is a proven vet and was a top 20 WR last season
"Said Lockette: "I think A.J. will definitely surprise a lot of people this year. Last year, he took it as a building year. This year from what I've seen so far, it's night and day. I expect big things out of him. He expects big things out of himself, and Kap expects big things out of him. I think Niner nation and the Niner empire will be proud of what A.J. Jenkins brings to the field this year."

http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2013/05/the-skinny-aj-jenkins-muscled-up-this-offseason.html#storylink=cpy"
The main reason he didn't see the field much last year was that he wasn't strong enough to fight through the press at the line of scrimmage. If his weight training hasn't improved his strength enough none of his other skill will matter much. I was curious about him and did some research on his scouting evaluations out of college. He didn't face the press much in college so that wasn't much of an issue at that level. The scouts also said he had trouble maintaining weight which I assume means his natural body is very skinny. That might play into his lack of strength issues. They also mentioned that he played slower than his 40 times. They saw him more of a slot receiver rather than an over the top receiver. I see him as an unknown quantity until we see how much stronger he has gotten and how it affects his play in training camp. He might very well become a good receiver but I just cant understand posters high expectations of someone who as yet hasn't even proven that he is even strong enough to play at the NFL level.
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Originally posted by leon49:
"Said Lockette: "I think A.J. will definitely surprise a lot of people this year. Last year, he took it as a building year. This year from what I've seen so far, it's night and day. I expect big things out of him. He expects big things out of himself, and Kap expects big things out of him. I think Niner nation and the Niner empire will be proud of what A.J. Jenkins brings to the field this year."

http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2013/05/the-skinny-aj-jenkins-muscled-up-this-offseason.html#storylink=cpy"

I read this last week, but since it's brought up again, what exactly does Baalke mean in the 2nd paragraph?


(Balke said. "He's had some unfortunate situations that haven't allowed him to fully attack the weight room in the offseason.")


Was he injured after the draft/last years off-season, what unfortunate situations??



("Nothing inhibited Jenkins this offseason") and goes on to mention his training in Atlanta.............. so this year he's ok, but last year he was limited in the off-season from unfortunate situations/a disclosed injury that was kept low key??
[ Edited by LVJay on May 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM ]
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Originally posted by willtalk:
The main reason he didn't see the field much last year was that he wasn't strong enough to fight through the press at the line of scrimmage. If his weight training hasn't improved his strength enough none of his other skill will matter much. I was curious about him and did some research on his scouting evaluations out of college. He didn't face the press much in college so that wasn't much of an issue at that level. The scouts also said he had trouble maintaining weight which I assume means his natural body is very skinny. That might play into his lack of strength issues. They also mentioned that he played slower than his 40 times. They saw him more of a slot receiver rather than an over the top receiver. I see him as an unknown quantity until we see how much stronger he has gotten and how it affects his play in training camp. He might very well become a good receiver but I just cant understand posters high expectations of someone who as yet hasn't even proven that he is even strong enough to play at the NFL level.

I hear ya... all I really have is (hope). I can't say he's going to be good because he hasn't shown anything yet (everything's speculation). AND, one dropped pass isn't enough for me to say he's a total bust (not yet). I know he couldn't get on the field even after the two injuries (Manningham/Williams) and Chad Hall even got more playing time, but I want to see what happens in training camp/pre-season games before anything.

Still, if he's just weak off the LOS and didn't "fully attack the weight room" (according to Baalke), then what EXACTLY were those "unfortunate situations" Baalke was talking about?
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