3 goals for Kyle Shanahan, 49ers during 2020 training camp
No. 3: Figuring out which wide receivers 49ers keep
Once considered the weak point of the 49ers team, the wide receiver group is one of the biggest and deepest it’s been on the team in recent years.
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With Deebo Samuel taking the mantle of the No. 1 receiver, the plan is obviously to pair him with the similarly talented rookie, Brandon Aiyuk, to create two versatile machines who can run and catch the ball.
But there’s a lot of people stuck behind them that will need to be looked at to decide who will provide depth in the receiving corps.
Luckily for the 49ers, there are a lot of receivers coming back. The biggest wild cards will be Trent Taylor and Jalen Hurd, two talented wideouts who missed all of 2019 due to injury.
Also, a big question for San Francisco, can Dante Pettis finally live up to his potential or will he squander his final chance? If injury afflicts the receiving corps, can he stand up?
There’s also the question of how many receivers the team will take on. They could keep as little as six but as many as eight depending on what they choose to do.
Without preseason, the 49ers are in for a tough time in carefully selecting the receivers they want to keep for the 2020 season.