Comparing Jenkins with Patton is like comparing apples to oranges. Patton is more of a possession receiver, he's built more solidly, and he probably isn't going to run away from DBs. He reminds me a lot of the guys that Green Bay has been drafting in the past few years...very solid possession guys who have good hands, run good routes, have quick feet, and just make a boatload of catches. The Niners got him to be a good number 2 receiver down the road...and he probably will be. The guy loves the game of football.
Jenkins was drafted as a downfield threat...someone who could stretch the field. In other words, he has a burst and can separate. He also has good hands and runs good routes. He's got some real talent (and by the way, probably would have gone to the Rams in the pick right after the Niners if SF hadn't picked him). As many of you know, one of AJ's biggest problems in his rookie year was his lack of bulk and strength. I don't think the Niners were happy with his blocking. Something else that he appears to lack, thus far anyway (and someone else in this thread alluded to it), is a killer instinct or if you will, an attack mentality. To me, the poster child for this attitude was Ronnie Lott but Jerry Rice had it too. So did Roger Craig. Those guys just burned to get better and would never back down to a challenge or another player. Kaep seems to have this quality too. I'm not sure Jenkins is wired like that. Hopefully, guys like Boldin can light that fire in him this year.
[ Edited by nw9erfan on Apr 29, 2013 at 10:07 PM ]