Golden Nuggets: Heavy Competition at Wide Receiver

Mario Manningham outrunning the competition at No. 3 receiver? - Stacy Revere

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

Now that we have a good idea of who will be on the roster going into training camp, questions about the depth chart are starting to arise. One of the biggest questions is in regards to the wide receiver position. It's pretty safe to assume that Michael Crabtree is the No. 1 option with Anquan Boldin lining up across the field. Where the rest will slot in is a big fat mystery.

Mario Manningham would presumably be the No. 3, based on his body of work. He was injured late in the year and his rehab is reportedly coming along slowly. Kyle Williams is also recovering from a season-ending injury, but is expected to be ready for training camp. He would be the No. 3, assuming he's ready and Manningham isn't, if we were to go off of last year's depth chart.

Rookie Quinton Patton was touted by many as a guy who could step right in and contribute. Many scouting reports had him going in the second round, some saying he'll make a great No. 2 receiver. Is he the No. 3? Then there's A.J. Jenkins. There was already an article on the site about A.J., the minimal production expected and what the he'll to do with his opportunities. Oh, A.J. ...

Wide Receiver Links

Christian Gin gets the discussion started. Who will play the slot. He says Manningham is the clear favorite if he's healthy, but that's the big IF at this point. | Open competition: Who becomes 49ers slot receiver (Gin)

Here's a good piece on our newest wide receiver, Quinton Patton. Aside from the scary mug shot of Trent Baalke when you open it up, there's good info to glean about Colin Kaepernick's new target. | Patton may give 49ers a receiver worth saluting (NBC)

49ers No. 3 receiver job is wide open (Maiocco)

Post-draft West ranks: Revisiting WRs (Sando)

Draft Links

Wow, after about a month of being unable to visit Matt Barrows' blog, I can finally access it. Ajra, any luck? This post is about wingspan. The 49ers seem to draft for wingspan. Hmm .... | Arms race: 49ers draft picks have something in common (Barrows)

49ers draft versatile class of rookies (photos) (Gin)

Farewell 49ers draft crushes (49erswebzone)

Lattimore looking to overcome with 49ers (Scout.com)

Live chat replay: 49ers post-draft analysis with Matt Barrows (Barrows)

49ers upgrade D with Tank Carradine, Corey Lemonier (Scout.com)

Carlos Rogers likes SEC picks (49ers.com)

Lawrence Okoye

Oddly enough, post-draft, a player getting as much, if not more attention than our first pick, Eric Reid, is Lawrence Okoye. His story and upside are so intriguing that it's understandable. | London calling: 49ers sign Lawrence Okoye (BASG)

Okoye: "I'm not going to put any limits on myself" (Branch)

Okoye on joining 49ers: 'I've never played the game but I'm trying to make up for lost time' (Inman)

Assorted Links

Well despite what the below link might say, it looks like we're the favorite to win the Super Bowl, post-draft. | 49ers favored to win Super Bowl XLVIII (Mercury News)

Imagine my disgust when I opened this link to see a certain most-hated team at No. 1. Prepare yourselves. You're already prepared... | NFL Power Rankings: How they voted (Sando)

All part of the plan, Harbaugh's era truly begins (49erswebzone)

Anquan Boldin picks up offense (49ers.com)

Snap judgments: Turnover can be good (Sando)

Family ties at rookie camp (49ers.com)

Matt Maiocco's 49ers chat transcripts (4.30.13) (Maiocco)

Projecting the 49ers' DL depth chart in 2013 and 2014 (Cohn)

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