I little bit of insight for you, Manningham will be a starter. He wasnt brought here to be the 3rd guy on a team with worse wideouts than the team he came from where he was #3.
Crabtree will be the other starter.
Moss will be the 3rd WR 2nd string X or Y/redzone fade guy. Same role Braylon Edwards had last year, but hopefully with much more production. I dont see him working out of the slot i see Crabs or Manningham being slid into that role when we have a 3WR set.
AJ Jenkins will not see much playing time unless someone gets hurt, ie Kyle Williams last year. If Josh Morgan and Ted Ginn dont go down, Williams doesnt see the field at all. Speaking off Williams, he either gets cut or is one of the last 3 or 4 to make the team, i dont think he is practice squad eligible so he probably gets cut. Jenkins imo, was brought in to be the slot guy in a year or two, basically taking the role we tried to make Ted Ginn fit into.
Ginn makes the team solely on returns but unless he improves to be the stretch the field slot guy he is gone after this year or maybe after this preseason, depending on how well LaMichael James or Jenkins or Hunter do in the return game in camp.
Swain is a memory, same with Dixon
LaMichael James is interesting because you can use him in a bunch of different ways. Despite the size similarities, him and Hunter arent redundant. Hunter is more of a downhill one cut runner, James is much more of a start stop shifty runner with much better hands.
Hunter will back up Gore, and James will be the guy who will do all of the screen plays and dumpoffs out the backfield that Hunter and Gore arent too effective at because of their bricks for mitts.
Jacobs obviously is the goaline/ second half/ short yardage back. Obviously Frank is going to be the main back in the second half but Jacobs will be key for that as well, hammering away on tired defenses as he did with NY. Maybe Harbs decides to get real crazy and use Jacobs as a lead back for Gore. Just one mans opinion.
[ Edited by nooobody on Apr 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM ]