The 53-man roster is set in place, and the San Francisco 49ers have decided to keep six receivers on the team. How will they fare this season?
The wide receiver position is my favorite position.
I don’t know why, but there is just something special about catching the football from the quarterback and trying to get as many yards as possible to get to the end zone. That’s why I played the position in high school, and it is also why I hated the fact that the San Francisco 49ers‘ receiver group was terrible in the Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly head-coaching eras.
But most importantly, it is part of the reason why I am in awe of this new organization managed under Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch — their ability to upgrade the receiver position so much since 2016, that the position is actually one of the deeper ones on the team now is nothing short of astounding.
The 49ers have decided to keep six receivers on the team this year and had to cut Aaron Burbridge and Aldrick Robinson just because the team was so deep at the receiver position. The organization should be open to bringing any of the two back in the case an injury occurs to any starting receiver this season.
With that being said, here are my predictions on how the wide receiver depth chart will shake out for the 2018 season and how each will fare.
I will not be including Victor Bolden Jr., as I do not believe he will make the roster when his league suspension comes to an end.