In 2011, the 49ers wide receiving corps was among the league's worst in overall productivity. It was a group that suffered injuries, departures and inconsistency—but there was an overhaul at the position to help jettison an anemic bunch. Arguably a play away from the Super Bowl last season, San Francisco approached the offseason addressing the team's weakest phase.
The departures of Josh Morgan and Braylon Edwards left only Michael Crabtree, Kyle Williams and Ted Ginn Jr. from last year's team. But those two losses may have led to much bigger gains, where the 49ers front office brought in serious talent in free agency and the draft.
San Francisco's wide receiver group went from being a lackluster bunch to a highly competitive unit entering the 2012 training camp. The Niners will carry five or six wide receivers to avoid rehashing an issue that plagued them by the end of the season in 2011. But even cutting it down to that many won't be easy.
In the following slides, we will predict the final six wide receivers that make the San Francisco 49ers 2012 team, as well as their slated number on the depth chart. It's early, so the predictions are merely educational which allows us to make a very bold guess to finish off this piece.