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49ers draft WR Richie James Middle Tennessee

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Dude looks like a playmaker.


  • jcs
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https://www.si.com/nfl/video/2018/03/02/nfl-combine-mtsu-richie-james-overlooked

Looks like our Gabriel in KS's offense.

[ Edited by jcs on Apr 28, 2018 at 3:31 PM ]
5'10"
We have 4 WR's who can play the slot well now. Two where that projects as their primary, and likely only roll....Why?

Not a knock on James, but i dont understand....

I get that people are calling him an "OW" but how many OW are we going to have on the roster? Only so many balls to go around.....

You Have Juice, Jet, Garcon, Goodwin, Kittle, Pettis, Williams, etc etc...

Where does a guy like James even fit in?

Garcon, Taylor, Pettis, and now James are all WR's that eat in the slot....

Garcon obviously plays outside for us, but honestly, i see quite a bit of redundancy in our picks, this is one of the glaring areas where he have a bit of a log jam.....
  • jcs
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Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
5'10"

Do you know who else is 5-10 185?

The leagues best WR, Antonio Brown
  • mayo49
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Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
5'10"

Another smurf.
I think, he will go to Practice Squad or cut either it.
James >>> pettis
Kyle Shannahan doesnt care about tall recievers. The sooner you realize this the sooner we can stop having heartburn over height.

  • LVJay
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Dude got skills / looks legit, albeit it against mediocre conference.

Let him workout with our little pit bull RB, he get him stronger
How come tall guys can't be offensive weapons.
Originally posted by TheRambler:

Hah! Nice!
Originally posted by Joecool:
How come tall guys can't be offensive weapons.

Based on his comments, Shanahan looks for guys with outstanding quickness, quick feet and great route running. Not so many big guys who can turn on a dime pretty much with the level of agility that he's looking for.

He wants guys who can run the routes exactly as called, get open with their quickness and hold on to the football when it comes their way.
  • JD81
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My favorite pick of our draft. He makes the roster easy.
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