I have decided to create my own special project every off-season where each week I discuss different players at needed positions that would help benefit the 49ers in the next season. This week I will be talking about wide receivers so let’s attack this in Episode 1!
Sammy Watkins: Watkins is 6’1” and only 24 years old. He played for the Buffalo Bills for three years, then was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in 2017. Over his career, he has over 3,000 yards and 25 touchdowns. Watkins is a Top-10 receiver in the league but injuries have caused his production to regress a bit. It would be great to have someone who can distract two or more defenders so that big play production on the other side of the field can happen.
EDITORS NOTE: Per Ian Rapoport, The Kansas City Chiefs have finalized a deal to trade CB Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams for a package of draft picks. This is important because it signifies that CB Trumaine Johnson will be entering free agency, and makes it much more likely WR Sammy Watkins will be available. Both would be great additions to the 49ers.
Jarvis Landry: Landry is 5’11” and is 25 years old. He’s been with the Miami Dolphins for all of his NFL career. He has produced over 4,000 yards and 22 touchdowns. His ability for RAC would be great for the short or intermediate throws to drive down the field but he’s not a redzone option. Great receiver with crazy athleticism.
Allen Robinson: Robinson is 6’3” and 24 years old. He has played with the Jacksonville Jaguars for all of his NFL career. He has produced almost 3,000 yards and 22 touchdowns. Robinson had a breakout season in 2015 with 14 touchdowns and 1,400 yards. Robinson tore his ACL in 2017 so he didn't get play last year. He’s one of the best and most underrated receivers in the league with his redzone ability, athleticism, and speed. Robinson would be a great #1 receiver if he would come to the 49ers.
Donte Moncrief: Moncrief is 6’2” and 24 years old. He has played with the Indianapolis Colts for all of his NFL career. He has produced almost 2,000 yards and 18 touchdowns. Moncrief was a number-two receiver behind T.Y. Hilton and has never produced a 1,000-yard season. He never really had the chance to show what he is made of due to Andrew Luck’s injury, which caused his production to decrease.