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49ers draft WR Richie James Middle Tennessee

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Richie has been better than Trent Taylor since he got drafted. It was needed to every other receiver to be on either IR or covid list to give the kid finally a chance. He will be the WR3 from now on, watch.
I always felt James deserved more chances, but let's slow down on the WR3 talk. I need him to make a critical play in a big time situation before we crown him.
I am more than fine letting Taylor+Bourne walk in FA. Bourne drops to many passes, and is slow, not to mention not worth 3+ million a year with what our cap situation will be this off season. Samuel+Aiyuk our the 1-2, while we can roll with James+Hurd (until he's hurt) as 3-4, with lots of backend guys like Jennings+White+late round pick in 2021 draft, or some UDFA's.
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
I always felt James deserved more chances, but let's slow down on the WR3 talk. I need him to make a critical play in a big time situation before we crown him.
The potential is there as we witnessed against Green Bay. While Samuel is out I would start him ahead of Bourne. If he continues to show production when even if it's not like the one he had against Green Bay then he has to be in line to play over Bourne as the #3 when Samuel returns. His one flaw could be that he doesn't have the desire to block as he does to go out and make a catch and therefore being buried in the depth chart previously. At this point I don't see a downside in making him the #3 wide out. Maybe he'll improve with his blocking.
Originally posted by Bobdawg78:
I am more than fine letting Taylor+Bourne walk in FA. Bourne drops to many passes, and is slow, not to mention not worth 3+ million a year with what our cap situation will be this off season. Samuel+Aiyuk our the 1-2, while we can roll with James+Hurd (until he's hurt) as 3-4, with lots of backend guys like Jennings+White+late round pick in 2021 draft, or some UDFA's.

Agree.
I'm Rick James b***h! Hopefully he has another good game so he can take over for Bourne. I like Bourne in the red zone and on third downs but James may be the better option as our 3rd wr. Especially since we may not have enough money to spend on him in FA.
Originally posted by Niner4ever:
Originally posted by Bobdawg78:
I am more than fine letting Taylor+Bourne walk in FA. Bourne drops to many passes, and is slow, not to mention not worth 3+ million a year with what our cap situation will be this off season. Samuel+Aiyuk our the 1-2, while we can roll with James+Hurd (until he's hurt) as 3-4, with lots of backend guys like Jennings+White+late round pick in 2021 draft, or some UDFA's.

Agree.

Exactly
Give him a chance as the slot guy
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Originally posted by Niner4ever:
Originally posted by Bobdawg78:
I am more than fine letting Taylor+Bourne walk in FA. Bourne drops to many passes, and is slow, not to mention not worth 3+ million a year with what our cap situation will be this off season. Samuel+Aiyuk our the 1-2, while we can roll with James+Hurd (until he's hurt) as 3-4, with lots of backend guys like Jennings+White+late round pick in 2021 draft, or some UDFA's.

Agree.

Agree with all but hurd.. please tap the brakes on him and do not assume anything on him. you guys also forget about travis benjamin.. yes i know. tape the brakes cc.. but unlike hurd. the guy does have a decent nfl resume esp in the kick return thing... i think a mid round pick for a nice wide out is a must and while the x cardinal guy we got is ok.. i hope there is a decent vet wide out we can sign for cheap
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Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by Niner4ever:
Originally posted by Bobdawg78:
I am more than fine letting Taylor+Bourne walk in FA. Bourne drops to many passes, and is slow, not to mention not worth 3+ million a year with what our cap situation will be this off season. Samuel+Aiyuk our the 1-2, while we can roll with James+Hurd (until he's hurt) as 3-4, with lots of backend guys like Jennings+White+late round pick in 2021 draft, or some UDFA's.

Agree.

Agree with all but hurd.. please tap the brakes on him and do not assume anything on him. you guys also forget about travis benjamin.. yes i know. tape the brakes cc.. but unlike hurd. the guy does have a decent nfl resume esp in the kick return thing... i think a mid round pick for a nice wide out is a must and while the x cardinal guy we got is ok.. i hope there is a decent vet wide out we can sign for cheap

Depending on the $$ I'd be interested in TY Hilton. Savvy vet who's had some big years in Indy. I'm sure guys like Aiyuk and Deebo would benefit from having Hilton around

This dude is underutilized in my opinion
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Originally posted by mrbusinessman499:
This dude is underutilized in my opinion

thank god the over rated taylor is out of here
I thought he'd be a much better returner
Originally posted by mrbusinessman499:
This dude is underutilized in my opinion

I completely agree.
One of the bigger issues with him is he can't really block due to his size. Niners don't run multi-WR sets often and in one-receiver formations that need blocking, you always wanted Deebo or Bourne - your best WR blockers.

It always was weird to me - for as much running the ball this team does, the WRs Shanahan likes are all small and quick. Deebo is an exception,but most of the WRs on the roster now aren't big enough to block well on run plays.
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