San Francisco 49ers: Expectations for Each Rookie Draft Pick in 2012

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San Francisco 49ers: Expectations for Each Rookie Draft Pick in 2012
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LaMichael James

The 2012 San Francisco 49ers draft class is nowhere near the incredible class of 1986, but these crop of rookies aren't just a bunch of scrubs with no expectations, either. On the contrary, even though the Niners didn't need immediate help going into the NFL draft, each pick will have a purpose next season.

The 1986 draft is highly regarded as one of the top classes in NFL history because eight of the team's picks were key starters in the franchise's back-to-back Super Bowl wins. This current class isn't anywhere near that level since many of the 2012 picks won't start next season.

However, that doesn't mean they'll just be sitting on their hands.

A.J. Jenkins and LaMichael James will lead the pack of rookies that are going to contribute to this year's Super Bowl run. 

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