Originally posted by Gore_21:
Originally posted by 9erred:
Lemichael James and AJ Jenkins where drafted how Walsh drafts players. Baalke and Harbaugh are drafting for the future. No draft picks will be counted on to be starters on offense or defense, they will be key back ups, specialists, or play on special teams.
AJ Jenkins will be in top 2 or 3 WR's by 2013/2014
LeMichael James might even be inactive game day in 2012, and have a break out year when he shares the load when Gore is gone.
I have mentioned this before in other threads that we drafted Jenkins and James for the future so I fully agree. Don't be surprised to see Jenkins inactive for games this year... maybe even some for James. I think James can contribute more this year than Jenkins but they are for the future. For all we know Jacobs could be gone next year, Gore maybe 2 years from now... Moss and Ginn are free agents... Manningham we only have for 2 years. So fully agree... I expect James to take over the load with Hunter in 2-3 years and Jenkins to be a 1, 2 or at worst slot within 1-2 years while contributing as role players in the mean time.
Right now I don't see Jenkins and James active for games. Clearly Gore, Jacobs, Hunter and Rock will and should play ahead of James, and Mario, Moss, Crabtree, Ginn and Williams should/will play ahead of Jenkins.
I think we probably go 4 WR active on game days, so thats Moss, Mario, Crabtree and Ginn, with 4 RBs, Gore, Jacobs, Hunter and Rock, 1 FB, Miller, 2 QBs, Alex and Kaep, with 7 OL, Boone, L.Davis, A.Davis, Iupati, Staley, Goodwin and Kilgore or Person, 2 TEs, Delanie and Vernon
On defense, its 6 DL, Justin, McDonald, Isaac, RJF, Tukuafu and Dobbs, 8 LBs, would be Willis, Bowman, Grant, Gooden, Brooks, Aldon, Haralson and whoever is 4th OLB, if there is one. Then 4 CBs for sure, Rogers, Brown, Cully and Cox, Safeties would be Goldson, Whitner, Spillman, Robinson and Jones, STs would be Akers, Lee and Jennings.
Thats a total of 46, so we can keep a 5th WR, if James isn't active, so Kyle could be active, or if they feel need for CB, whoever is 5th CB. Obvious inactive, 3rd QB, Looney, Person or Kilgore, Jenkins, James, potentially Williams(Ian) if we keep him, and either the CB or Williams(Kyle).