Wide Receiver Dres Anderson
The season-ending hamstring injury suffered by wide receiver Bruce Ellington means the Niners have another slot open for this major question mark of a position.
And a guy who could easily seize it is second-year pro Dres Anderson.
Anderson hauled in a nice 30-yard touchdown reception against the Broncos two weeks ago, and his skill set may be the type which gives head coach Chip Kelly a nice option with which to work this season.
Yes, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Anderson may be a bit lanky. And he’ll likely have some difficulty matching up against bigger-bodied corners in press-man coverage.
Still, the Niners need wide receiver production. They need someone to step up outside of the usual cast of guys like Torrey Smith and Quinton Patton.
Anderson has been the lone receiver to make a name out of himself in games this preseason.
Let’s hope that trend continues against San Diego.
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