Most people thought that Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis would be the primary wide receivers this year for the San Francisco 49ers.
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However, it was actually second-year receiver Kendrick Bourne who stepped up this season, who was second on the team in receiving yards and made a case at the end of the year to be the team’s future red-zone threat with a great contested catch for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 17.
The knock on Bourne is that he has dropped some easy catches and sometimes struggles to get open. But like many of the players on this list, he is still developing.
Bourne was putting in major work this past offseason, as he showed off to his fans on social media the incredible amount of workouts he was doing.
He will take this crucial offseason to refine his game and the hope is that he comes out of it as a starting-caliber receiver.