Originally posted by NCommand:
As of (right now) for my 53, this is who I have: post #245 http://www.49erswebzone.com/forum/niners/171861-team-needs-updates/page17/#post245
WR (5): X = A.J. Jenkins/Ricardo Lockette Y = Quinton Patton/Kyle Williams Z = Anquan Boldin; Mario Manningham & Michael Crabtree (PUP) - Marlon Moore is right on that bubble; he can be a gunner with his speed on ST, return some and even provide that deep threat as well. Chad Hall, Joe Hastings, Chuck Jacobs all gone. Manningham is brought along slowly.
TE (3): Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald and MarQueis Gray (H-back) - Cameron Morrah and Garrett Celek are gone.
Great points. I thought long and hard about Cameron Morrah as well...and Marlon Moore. I agree that if we don't develop that outside threat, we will see more 2 TE sets, more guys lining up next to CK from the Q formation and using more Boldin/McDonald from the slot...sort of a between-the-hashmarks offense. Power running mixed in with 2 dominant TE's and a chain-mover in Boldin.
I really like Gray as the darkhorse for the 3rd TE spot. I think he has a much higher ceiling than Celek, but he needs to be able to block. Would love to see him bust out this summer.
Im also on board with your 5 WR's for the 53. I don't think we see Manningham until after the BYE.