To this point in the San Francisco 49ers' season, an abundance of depth throughout the roster has prevented the team's top rookies from garnering so much as a single snap of playing time.
Their wait may finally be coming to an end.
Prepare for wide receiver A.J. Jenkins and running back LaMichael James, the 49ers' first and second-round draft picks (respectively), to be making their NFL debuts very soon. Potentially even as early as Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins.
An unfortunate rash of injuries have recently depleted the depth chart of the Red and Gold. But in the NFL, one man's misfortune brings opportunity for another to step in and shine.
Let's look at five reasons the top two rookies from the 49ers' 2012 draft class should finally be able to soak up some NFL action over the final quarter of the regular season.