San Francisco 49ers: Revisiting the A.J. Jenkins-Stephen Hill Debate

September 29, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Warning: I am going to be that guy pointing and saying, "See. See. There is the receiver the 49ers should have drafted in April," a lot this Sunday.
I am of course referring to Jets rookie wideout Stephen Hill, who, three games into his NFL career, has five total receptions for 89 yards and two touchdowns. Not the most outstanding of numbers, but numbers nonetheless—as opposed to the zeros and DNPs that reside next to many rookies in the box score.  
It was no secret—especially after 49er receivers combined for just one catch for three yards in an NFC Championship loss—that there were plans to upgrade the position. So Randy Moss signed during free agency, as did Mario Manningham, and the front office surely had their eyes set on a receiver with their first-round pick. 
Many, myself included, viewed Hill as the perfect fit. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, he is a big, physical receiver and committed blocker—a must for any receiver in G...

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