Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
Good call. But I think we might keep 5 RB's (4 active), and 5 WR's. Those positions will be the most exciting for fans to watch this summer. There's gonna be some surprises for sure.
At RB I think it'll be Gore, Hunter, Jacobs, James, and Cartwright. If we go with just 4 RB's I'd have to say that Jacobs gets the ax or made inactive, especially if James lights it up in camp and preseason. I think Cartwright is a lock, even if he never plays an offensive down. Hunter is heir apparent to Gore; I don't see Gore playing past 2013. Plus, Hunter played too well to have him inactive. For me James is the x-factor. If he has an excellent camp and preseason I don't see him being left off the 46. Plus, I think he makes Ginn expendable. If he struggles he'll miss out on the 46 and Jacobs stays.
At WR I think it'll be A. J., Manningham, Crabs , Williams, and Moss or a dark-horse surprise. This will be the most watched position hands down. And I think this is were we will see some shockers. If James empresses in camp I think Ginn gets cut. James brings far more to the table than than Ginn. I'm really not convinced that Moss makes the final 53. I think Williams will be fine. JH thinks he's one of the better slot guys in the league, and so do I. And I predict that there will be a dark-horse shocker that makes it. Watch what I tell you, A. J. will be no worse than #2. So I think the biggest battle of all will be between Manningham and Crabs. This would be interesting: If Crabs beat out Manningham I can't see Williams beating Manningham for the slot. But if Manningham beats out Crabs then Crabs could be facing 4th on the depth cart. Williams at the slot would be much better than Crabs.
One thing is for sure is that this is gonna be an entertaining summer
My issue is will Jacobs be fine with not playing, he signed to be the short yardage back, so that makes me think he is either active or cut.
I think Ginn is our returner, then in 2013 James takes over. I think Harbaugh said James wasn't ready for Punt Returning duties. I also agree AJ Jenkins will be as high as #2 by mid season. Love this pick more and more.
It will be fun to see how this all shapes out, I trust the staff and Front office, so whatever happens I am perfectly fine with it, just hope we have a good season, an 11 win year would be great, considering our schedule isn't exactly easy, but we don't have those tough back to back on east coast games.