Originally posted by btthepunk:
And Hall had the same stats as Jenkins. Ginn had 2 catches for 1 yard. I think that shows more that it didnt matter who the 4th-6th receivers were, they weren't getting any playing time.
Jenkins was NOT drafted to produce immediately! When will people get that? With Crabtree, Moss, Manningham, Williams, Davis, Walker, and even Ginn ahead of him for playing time the kid had no chance to produce.
Honest question, was this stated as fact by anyone in the 49er braintrust? Except for perhaps a QB you take in the 1st round and want to groom for a couple years, in today's NFL who drafts a player in Round 1 and doesn't expect them to "produce immediately"? We're not even necessarily talking 30 rec-450 yds-3 TDs...being able to beat out people named Hall and Ginn for snaps and lining up correctly would have sufficed.
In my opinion they overreached for a WR that more than likely would have been there in the 3rd Round, perhaps even later as some had him projected 4th-5th Rd. Regardless, the table is set up nicely for Jenkins...Ginn and probably Moss will be gone, Manningham and Williams coming back off injury, and Williams really just ain't that great, certainly not to the point where a first-round talent can't get on the field ahead of him. Unless he shows dramatic improvent in 2013, it won't be too soon to start saying he's a bust. And it doesn't mean Baalke & Co. suck, it would just mean a big swing and a miss on this pick.