No. 3: 49ers wide receiver Jauan Jennings
Even though he had only 24 catches for 282 yards last season, it sure seemed as if each one of wide receiver Jauan Jennings’ touches over the course of 2021 was massive. And his five touchdowns during the regular season epitomized just how much he contributed to the 49ers offense despite not being a high-volume target.
The 6-foot-3, 212-pound wideout also offered up plenty of physicality in the blocking department, too, and that should help his standing behind likely locked-in-as-starters, Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.
However, as has seemingly been the case with every wide receiver NFL Draft class over the last few years, the options available from day one through day three offer up plenty of enticing choices.
Many of which boast Jennings’ size and physicality but also blend in much better speed, which could possibly push the third-year pro back onto the periphery of the 53-man roster.
Wide receiver might not be atop head coach Kyle Shanahan’s wish list early in the draft, but it sure seems as if he’ll be interested in grabbing at least one option from this year’s class.
If that prospect shows promise, Jennings could be bumped awfully far down the depth chart in response.