Originally posted by fryet:
I think the real question mark will be whether Moss makes the team. He has to be clearly better than his competitors, or the 49ers will choose a younger receiver to replace him. If Moss isn't a top 2 receiver, I don't think the team will keep him. Better to have youth and special team value.
I agree with some of that.
Moss hasn't been a factor on any team for the last 2 or 3 years. And I don't think the 9ers want to waste a roster spot on another Braylon Edwards. Moss is not a lock to make the team by any stretch.
But, I also don't think he has to be the #2 to make the team. I don't even think the 9ers are thinking of him as a #2. If he's regained some of his speed and commitment then I think he can be valuable as a #3 or #4. He doesn't need to be on the field every play. He shouldn't be on the field every play because he won't block like we need our WRs to. But he can come on in 3 WR sets, get first downs, create some big plays, and score some TDs.
I think it shapes up like this:
Jenkins (1st round pick)
Competing for 1 or 2 spots
I think Moss and Williams make it and Owusu goes on the practice squad. But I would not be shocked to see any one of them not make the final roster.