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Why A.J. Jenkins will NEVER be a bust

When it comes to the sporting world's definition of a bust, it's irrelevant whether AJ Jenkins catches zero passes or a thousand of them between now and the end of his career. Why is that you ask? Because those that would label Jenkins a 'bust' or 'not a bust' don't understand the requisites for being a bust.

Look up a list of biggest NFL draft pick busts of all-time and you'll find that most of those listed were top 10 selections that were highly touted coming out of college. Unfortunately for them they failed miserably at the pro level thereby earning them the 'bust' label. So does that sound like AJ Jenkins? It shouldn't. He certainly wasn't as highly touted coming out of college as other receivers in his draft class were (e.g. Justin Blackmon)

As most of you recall, Jenkins was projected as a 2nd/3rd round pick and a developmental project. And just because Harbalke reached for him on the back end of the 1st round doesn't mean he was meant to be a hall-of-famer or even a pro-bowler.

Now as fans, our maddening disappointment from his absentee first year could either amplify or abate this year; only time will tell how he pans out for sure. But let's drop the term 'bust' when discussing Jenkins; it simply does not apply.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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