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How can the 49ers make sure that our first 2 picks are used next year?

I think AJ will be playing a lot more next year.

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I've never seen anything like this. Your first 2 picks in the draft don't even suit up on game-day. I know damn well those guys can contribute...
Originally posted by ninersrule4:
I think AJ will be playing a lot more next year.

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agreed

i think moss will not be resigned although i think he has been great in the lockerroom


AJ takes over asour deep threat and imo he will flourish

he proved a lot to me in preseason he has all the things you look for and takes a long time to teach in the nfl on top of that his ability to make those sharp cuts in routes and his speed will make him a great WR along with those "ET" hands of his.

really the only thing he is lacking is that bulk to prevent him from getting completed jammed at the LOS
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by fryet:
So we have come to accept that Jenkins and LMJ will not be used much this year, but it could still work out to being a great draft. However, I think it would be safe to say that we would view it as a mistake if they are not used next year. However, they will have the same issues next year, and must unseat a veteran in order to get on to the field - or that veteran needs to leave the team.

I think a lot of this depends on LMJ learning to field punts. If he can learn to do that, then we can let Ted Ginn go, and LMJ and Kyle Williams could handle punts in his place. Having a place on special teams would also make it easier for him to get on the 46 man roster. So with this in mind, I see the following happening:

Randy Moss and Ted Ginn do not return next year. This will ensure that Jenkins makes the 46 roster. He can then compete for one of the 3 starting positions.

Brandon Jacobs does not return next year. But even with this move, LMJ will not make the 46 unless he can play on special teams, or unseat Hunter as the #2 RB. I think he is going to have the hardest time getting on the field, other than possibly special teams.


You want to let Tedd Ginn go and have LMJ return kicks. Did you see him try to return kicks in the preseason?....

LMJ is having a full year to practice returns, so I"m sure he'll be much improved, they prob work on it in practice daily
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cut smith. it is becoming more and more realistic with each passing day and game, the niners drafted them so they can play with ck next year
Next year, if the draft has an obvious improvement over Frank Gore (that is, at least as big and quick but with breakaway speed), get him.
Originally posted by cciowa:
cut smith. it is becoming more and more realistic with each passing day and game, the niners drafted them so they can play with ck next year

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Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by cciowa:
cut smith. it is becoming more and more realistic with each passing day and game, the niners drafted them so they can play with ck next year

it is evident that this is thier plan
Originally posted by 228niner:
LMJ is having a full year to practice returns, so I"m sure he'll be much improved, they prob work on it in practice daily

KW also an option he was looking like one of the better ones in nfl before we got ginn back


ted ginn is a great return specialisit but he doesnt bring enough to the offense and given our current roster we need that extra roster spot
Why is Ginn being mentioned at all in this thread? That 5th receiver spot is not a terrible thing to waste on a good returner. He should never be considered a real WR. He is an excellent returner and at the extreme bottom of the WR depth chart. $2m/year and a roster spot is nothing for a guy who brings so much value to special teams play.

Jenkins will be competing for the third spot next year and based on what we saw in the pre-season, he wont have any problems taking it.

LMJ will probably be our change of pace / 3rd and med/long back.

I dont get why its such a big deal. Both those guys looked really good in the pre-season. Both of them are undersized so a red shirt season is ideal. Frankly, we just dont need them now.

Don't fall for the Kiper-hype. You draft a player for the production they give you over the course of their career, not for the rate at which they peak. Its an integral, not a derivative.
[ Edited by nannite on Nov 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM ]
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by cciowa:
cut smith. it is becoming more and more realistic with each passing day and game, the niners drafted them so they can play with ck next year

it is evident that this is thier plan


this obviously, it was apparent from day 1
Originally posted by susweel:
Can we return them and get our draft picks back ?

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wish the NFL would just let us play the damn 53
Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Don't really see a need to concern ourselves on whether next year's first two picks play much or not. But to give much more thought to it..

Best bet is to draft a stud TE # 2 that can immediately take Walker's role and see lots of time in a 2 TE set.

I can see a rush LB drafted early enough that he could be used in a rotation to keep Brooks or Smith fresh. I could see a FS drafted early and get some play, if Goldson is not retained. Maybe a stud DE could get some snaps to relieve Justin or Ray, if he's good or better than Dobbs. Maybe we draft a stud WR and he bumps KW off the roster to provide a healthy rotation of Crabtree, Rio, and Jenkins?

Either way, we are picking late in the rounds... so once again, we won't really need a rookie to step in and get meaningful snaps in 2013.

I dont want to waste another darn draft pick on a pass catching player. We cant even figure out how to use the ones we have. As far as I'm considered, we should focus on the defensive line. I'm sick of stacking talent at the WR/TE position only to produce a feeble passing attack. Thats a waste of resources as far as I'm concerned. We aren't a "passing team" so servicable talent at that position is fine.
[ Edited by Oakland-Niner on Nov 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM ]
Originally posted by 228niner:
LMJ is having a full year to practice returns, so I"m sure he'll be much improved, they prob work on it in practice daily

pretty sure he had a few years practicing that in college