No. 3: Wide Receiver Aldrick Robinson
When the 49ers signed Aldrick Robinson in free agency last year, I was excited. Robinson had worked closely with Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta during their Super Bowl run in 2016, and while he was the fourth receiver on the depth chart, he had Julio Jones, Taylor Gabriel and Mohamed Sanu in front of him. I thought that the receivers on Atlanta were just too stacked and Robinson would be a viable starter on many other NFL teams.
However, in the 2017 season, I could see why Robinson had been a mere depth receiver for so many years.
Robinson did make some big plays in the season, but they were far and few between. He ended the season with a 19-260-2 line (260 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 19 catches) and was very inconsistent. His hands were definitely not the most reliable as he dropped his way to a “poor” 46.9 grade by Pro Football Focus.
Robinson is a very likely candidate to get cut and will need a standout training camp to somehow earn his roster spot back. The receivers on this team are young and full of potential — Robinson is trending in the opposite direction.