WR Aldrick Robinson
Contract: 2 years, reportedly up to $6 million
It’s clear Shanahan is looking to bring in players that fit his system. The wide receiver position was a wasteland for the 49ers in 2016 (ranking 32nd in pass offense) and this was something I’ve harped on in the past. A sorry state San Francisco’s wide receiver corps was in.
Now with Pierre Garçon, Marquise Goodwin, Jeremy Kerley and Aldrick Robinson, there will be legitimate competition at the position. And it’s set to be a speedy, speedy wide receiver unity.
Robinson has run 4.43 in the 40-yard dash and was once a high school track star (10.49 100-meter time). Here’s some of that speed being put to use (via uStadium):
Speed has obviously been one the forefront of San Francisco front office’s mind as they pick up players, and the commitment to stick to a consistent type of player is a key function as teams attempt to construct an identity during a rebuild. This signing falls in line with the new 49ers.