Despite Recent Misses, San Francisco 49ers Must Draft a Wide Receiver in Round 1

April 25, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Wide receivers, first-round draft picks and San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke share one of those relationships where each party increasingly resents the other.
Well, not exactly. But the interplay between those three remains problematic.
After missing on low-risk wideout Ronald Johnson in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL draft, his first as the Niners GM, Baalke attacked the position with the No. 30 overall selection in 2012.
And in a high-risk, unknown-reward-like fashion, Baalke swung and missed in the biggest way possible.
He selected the speedy but undersized and unmotivated A.J. Jenkins out of Northern Illinois. Jenkins lasted just one reception-less year in San Francisco before being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs for fellow first-round bust Jonathan Baldwin.
A guy by the name of Alshon Jeffery, meanwhile, went 15 picks later and has since produced a Pro Bowl nod, two seasons of at least 1,100 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Baalke responded...

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