No. 3: Wide Receiver
Yes, the 49ers could still be in on the trade market for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, which would vastly improve an underachieving receiving corps — one which didn’t boast a single wideout with more than 500 receiving yards in 2018.
Then-rookie wide receiver Dante Pettis flashed some signs late in the season after spending much of the year dealing with a knee injury, averaging 71.8 yards his final five games played. Aside from him, though, there wasn’t exactly a ton of worthwhile production. Fellow wideout Marquise Goodwin came nowhere close to his 2017 numbers, dealing with injuries and off-field tragedies, and slot receiver Trent Taylor dealt with a back issue for much of the season.
To make it all worse, Kyle Shanahan’s offense finished dead last in red-zone touchdown efficiency in 2018, converting these drives into touchdowns just 41.2 percent of the time.
Whether San Francisco addresses this via a trade, NFL free agency or the NFL Draft, it’s pretty clear some reinforcements are needed at this position.