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Analysis of the AJ Jenkins Pick (AJ Is a Range/Speed Specimen)

Clearly, Trent Baalke concluded that the 49ers lacked elite speed and explosiveness on offense, resulting in the picks of AJ Jenkins at #30 and LaMichael James at #61. James is a consensus home run pick, but its a bit unclear why Jenkins was taken over Stephen Hill, Rueben Randle, Brian Quick, and Alshon Jeffery -- all rated ahead of Jenkins.

So what I did is analyze measurables of the Top 10 WR prospects for height, weight, size, speed, vertical, arm length, and broad jump ability. Its linked below.

The first thing that stands out is that Stephen Hill is perhaps the great physically gifted WR prospect we've seen in years. However, there are major issues with his ability to actually play the WR position in the NFL...he's not a very good wide receiver. But when we look outside of Hill, we see something Amazing:

AJ Jenkins has the best vertical:speed ratio in the draft and the best broad:speed ratio in the draft...outside of the freak Hill (who can't play WR). He outscored Floyd, Jeffery, and Blackmon on these measures. In addition, he's a great WR.

His only weak spot is strength and weight, which he plans to address this summer...I THINK WE GOT A STEAL.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmEu1DDN514kdDBaa1BUbEROWkppN2Q0M0xoYXRVd3c#gid=0

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmEu1DDN514kdDBaa1BUbEROWkppN2Q0M0xoYXRVd3c#gid=0

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