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AJ Jenkins is a 49er

Originally posted by wysiwyg:
http://49ers.pressdemocrat.com/2013/06/inside-the-49ers/kaepernick-on-boldin-the-strides-weve-made-have-been-huge/

Straight from Kaep's mouth

Q: You spent a lot of time with Jenkins this offseason. What kind of progression have you seen from him?

KAEPERNICK: Huge. He's leaps and bounds ahead of where he was last year. We've just got to get him on the field now.

Read this as well! Hope he can step up and fill the shoes of our #2 n quiet the haters..... Not our fans, but everyone else who believe we cant possibly take the west :D
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
I like what im hearing. Still concerned with his size a bit.

Cant wait till the contact starts.

This will tell the story. I'm interested to see how he performs in training camp. So far, he hasn't done anything I didn't expect him to do.
He though hard work in the off season seems to have improved his understanding of the play book and his route running which were two of the issues he had last year. We need to remember that there has been limited contact allowed during the OTA's and the minicamp. This still leaves the issue of whether he can fight trough contact to get into his routes. It really isn't an issue about his size, rather his strength that is the problem with AJ. There are many other top receivers in the league who weigh far less than he does that do not have the same issue about getting off the line. Contrary to what some believe some people just have a low ceiling for strength, which if low enough can not always be raised to a satisfactory level. None of the real questions about AJ will be answered until full contact during training camp.
There's word that Kyle Williams is ahead of Jenkins in the depth chart.Any vertification?


WR Kyle Williams likely will be a starting receiver
over WR A.J. Jenkins . ( Matt Maiocco )

SOURCE: NFLTR.
[ Edited by robniner on Jun 17, 2013 at 8:20 PM ]
Originally posted by robniner:
There's word that Kyle Williams is ahead of Jenkins in the depth chart.Any vertification?


WR Kyle Williams likely will be a starting receiver
over WR A.J. Jenkins . ( Matt Maiocco )

SOURCE: NFLTR.

I don't doubt that but I don't like it either. I was hoping Jenkins would be our go to slot receiver year 2.
Originally posted by BayArea:
Originally posted by robniner:
There's word that Kyle Williams is ahead of Jenkins in the depth chart.Any vertification?


WR Kyle Williams likely will be a starting receiver
over WR A.J. Jenkins . ( Matt Maiocco )

SOURCE: NFLTR.

I don't doubt that but I don't like it either. I was hoping Jenkins would be our go to slot receiver year 2.

Williams has shown glimpses of the WR he can be, and i like him alot, but there is no reason why a first round WR in his second season cant beat him out for a starting spot. If Jenkins doesnt end up ahead of williams on the depth chart by the start of the season it will be a huge disapointment. I say 50/50 right now. We shall see how he looks when contact starts.
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Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Williams has shown glimpses of the WR he can be, and i like him alot, but there is no reason why a first round WR in his second season cant beat him out for a starting spot. If Jenkins doesnt end up ahead of williams on the depth chart by the start of the season it will be a huge disapointment. I say 50/50 right now. We shall see how he looks when contact starts.

idaho brings up a good point. On one hand you got kyle and his experience which should mean he has the leg up on the number two spot ,, on the other hand you got jenkins who is a number one draft choice,, now you can quibble on whether or not it was deserved but the fact remains he is a number one draft pick and expectations are him should be very high, on the other hand you got mario who if healthy is probably better than both kyle and jenkins, I have run out of hands but idaho is spot on. we just do not know about jenkins till pre season games start to fly. I just do not want to be having the same discussion about his lack of production at the end of pre season as we had at the end of last year. That would not be good for our team, our front office and for him
Originally posted by robniner:
There's word that Kyle Williams is ahead of Jenkins in the depth chart.Any vertification?


WR Kyle Williams likely will be a starting receiver
over WR A.J. Jenkins . ( Matt Maiocco )

SOURCE: NFLTR.

well kyle is experienced in the system, oh and he's good.
I agree with the above, I would actually prefer it. I like Jenkins I believe he can be a great WR, but I also believe Williams is much better then the two fumbles he is most remembered for. But I would really like to see Jenkins earn it in gametime play where the pressure is higher, not training camp. Although I do see Williams more as our slot receiver then an x or z receiver. I hope its a neck and neck race out of training camp between Williams and Jenkins, Williams win, and then Jenkins take over the spot permanently by mid season.
I would hope the playbook doesn't keep AJ off the field. If he can't learn the playbook in basically 1 and a half yrs, then we chose the wrong guy. I tend to favor his naiveity(sp) with the fact that windows are so tiny, DBs are so fast, DBs, LBs, CBs are so strong. Sure a lot of college guys underestimate the NFL ..so fast, so tough, so exacting. It shouldn't be that way unless the collegiate is just not paying attention...and it looks like AJ wasn't. What I do worry about is finding out he can't get off the LOS. That would be the death knell. But I trust our GM and HC and believe if they liked him that well, then....well, he just wasn't mature enough last yr...physically or emotionally. That part he has to get right. If not, well, HC/GM failed. But I don't think so.

I expect fully to see AJ in for every snap, and also for him to snag everything thrown his way. In a word, I expect him to be.....excellent. If not, we are still loaded at WR and TE, not to mention frank, LMJ, and the remainder of our RBs. With our without AJ we have a surfeit of ball catchers. If AJ doesn't make it , no big deal. I don't believe that will happen tho, and I think AJ has an excellent yr, nailing down the #2. He's fast, big hands, and gives us the vertical game, plus he could equally play in the slot as a possession receiver. I cannot wait to see how this all shakes out. I'm betting on AJ.
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Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
I would hope the playbook doesn't keep AJ off the field. If he can't learn the playbook in basically 1 and a half yrs, then we chose the wrong guy. I tend to favor his naiveity(sp) with the fact that windows are so tiny, DBs are so fast, DBs, LBs, CBs are so strong. Sure a lot of college guys underestimate the NFL ..so fast, so tough, so exacting. It shouldn't be that way unless the collegiate is just not paying attention...and it looks like AJ wasn't. What I do worry about is finding out he can't get off the LOS. That would be the death knell. But I trust our GM and HC and believe if they liked him that well, then....well, he just wasn't mature enough last yr...physically or emotionally. That part he has to get right. If not, well, HC/GM failed. But I don't think so.

I expect fully to see AJ in for every snap, and also for him to snag everything thrown his way. In a word, I expect him to be.....excellent. If not, we are still loaded at WR and TE, not to mention frank, LMJ, and the remainder of our RBs. With our without AJ we have a surfeit of ball catchers. If AJ doesn't make it , no big deal. I don't believe that will happen tho, and I think AJ has an excellent yr, nailing down the #2. He's fast, big hands, and gives us the vertical game, plus he could equally play in the slot as a possession receiver. I cannot wait to see how this all shakes out. I'm betting on AJ.
hope the doc is right, plus there may be a need he can fill in the punt return or kick return game. kick off we are pretty solid with hunter james and my favorite guy in moore but punt return bothers me if kyle is not healthy
He wouldn't be the first person to start with a slow learning curve and then surprise people.

It looks like the whole thing intimidated him a little, the playbook was going to take him time, and he found out he would have to get a little stronger.

He spent the offseason with Kaep, knows the playbook, is said to be a little stronger, and might just know how to play now at this level more.

Lets hope it isn't Rashaun Woods syndrome and its just the calm before the storm.
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Originally posted by 49erWay:
He wouldn't be the first person to start with a slow learning curve and then surprise people.

It looks like the whole thing intimidated him a little, the playbook was going to take him time, and he found out he would have to get a little stronger.

He spent the offseason with Kaep, knows the playbook, is said to be a little stronger, and might just know how to play now at this level more.

Lets hope it isn't Rashaun Woods syndrome and its just the calm before the storm.
well i think his work ethic is already better than woods ever was so that is a good place to start. the only way you could coax woods out of his f**king womb was to tie a fish at the end of a string and dangle it out there for him
Hope this kid comes to play this season!
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by 49erWay:
He wouldn't be the first person to start with a slow learning curve and then surprise people.

It looks like the whole thing intimidated him a little, the playbook was going to take him time, and he found out he would have to get a little stronger.

He spent the offseason with Kaep, knows the playbook, is said to be a little stronger, and might just know how to play now at this level more.

Lets hope it isn't Rashaun Woods syndrome and its just the calm before the storm.
well i think his work ethic is already better than woods ever was so that is a good place to start. the only way you could coax woods out of his f**king womb was to tie a fish at the end of a string and dangle it out there for him

Woods was a quitter like Coffee and Balmer

You can already sense that AJ is no quitter and wants to be good. His dad got him through the tough year last year, he's put on 10 pounds of muscle, has made several outstanding catchings in OTAs, and developed a good rapport with Kaep working out with him.

He may or may not ever live up to his draft spot, time will tell, but he is light years ahead of that waste of a carbon life form bass fisherman