The San Francisco 49ers selected Illinois wide receiver A.J. Jenkins with the 30th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Fantasy analysis: San Fran reached a little with this selection, although Jenkins should develop into a fine pro with time. He really has only one year of big-time production and is probably living off great workout numbers.
Nevertheless, he will have plenty of time to learn behind Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss, Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams. Jenkins should be asked to stretch the field on occasion as a rookie. He could surprise if a few breaks go his way, so you need to keep an eye on his progression in the offseason.
For now, consider Jenkins a valuable long-term fantasy prospect. He has a steep learning curve but should benefit if Moss and Co. can teach him a thing or two.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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