No. 2: Marquise Goodwin
I debated for a while as to who should get the number two position, Goodwin or Pettis. In the end, despite Goodwin having a rather average season, it came down to his experience and previous production.
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Goodwin’s production was the worst he has since in three years. He finished with 395 yards from 23 receptions, averaging 17.2 yards per reception and four touchdowns. Goodwin missed five games spread throughout the year, due to injury and tragic personal issues.
While this affected his stats dramatically, Goodwin needs to ensure he is on the field as much as possible for 2019. With Pettis on the rise and the likelihood of the 49ers gaining a receiver through the draft and possibly via a trade or free agency, Goodwin will need to continue to earn his position on the team.
While he is on the field, Shanahan has managed to turn Goodwin into one of the Niners’ best and most threatening receivers. Through his sheer speed, he is able to quickly blow past and separate from defenders, often leaving him wide open for the deep ball.
While he is known as a deep threat, Goodwin has also improved his route running, making him a much more versatile receiver.