San Francisco receiver A.J. Jenkins was perhaps the most disappointing first-round pick in the NFL last year, appearing in just three games and failing to catch a single pass. This year, with receiver Michael Crabtree out with a torn Achilles tendon, the 49ers would love to see Jenkins play like a first-round pick.
So far, no such luck: Jenkins has not distinguished himself in practices, Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports.
Other reporters on the scene have described Jenkins as dropping passes, running bad routes and generally not even looking like the fifth-best receiver in camp, let alone the No. 2 receiver, which is what some hoped he could become.
With Crabtree, Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams all on the physically unable to perform list, now is the time for Jenkins to get the most of his opportunities. But it’s starting to look like if someone is going to step up in Crabtree’s absence, it’s going to have to be someone other than Jenkins.