Oct. 1, 2011; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini wide receiver A.J. Jenkins (8) runs in a touchdown pass during the second half against the Northwestern Wildcats at Memorial Stadium. Illinois defeated Northwestern 38-35. Mandatory Credit: Reid Compton-US PRESSWIRE
The San Francisco 49ers needed to improve their receiving corp early in the draft. Instead of going for a wideout like Rueben Randle or Stephen Hill, the 49ers passed and reached for Illinois receiver AJ Jenkins.
Jenkins may not be the best prospect available at the time, but he has tremendous upside and could blossom into a very good receiver for the Niners.
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