10 all-time best 49ers wide receivers (Jerry Rice is No. 1 of course)

Here we take a look at the top 10 best wide receivers in 49ers franchise history.
San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice
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San Francisco 49ers, Deebo Samuel
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9. Deebo Samuel (2019 to current)

At No. 9, we have a current player on the 49ers roster, Deebo Samuel.

He was the Niners' second-round pick (36th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft. After a decent rookie year in which he had 57 receptions and 802 yards receiving, his numbers though took a dip in his sophomore season due in large part to missing games to injury.

In 2021, however, he took a huge step forward. He would grab 77 receptions for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns. He also had a league-best 18.2 receiving yards per reception.

He would earn Pro Bowl and All-Pro selections for his performance in 2021.

Although he is still active in his NFL career, he has shown he's one of the most explosive wide receivers to play for the 49ers. The rest of his career will determine how high he gets on this list, but as of now, he deserves the nine spot.