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Despite adding Anquan Boldin for a sixth-round pick at the start of free agency, the 49ers could still stand another young top-tier player at wide receiver. Both Kyle Williams and Mario Manningham are recovering from serious injury, and A.J. Jenkins only saw 47 snaps last season.
So it's safe to say San Francisco has more questions than answers at wideout. The only two entrenched starters going into the season will be Michael Crabtree and Boldin. Neither player is known as a dynamic playmaker or game-hanger.
Enter Da'Rick Rogers, one of the most dynamic playmakers college football has seen since 2011. As a sophomore, Rogers led the SEC in receptions and receiving yards, not to mention that he was second in touchdowns with nine.
Yet, his run in the SEC didn't last long. After failing drug tests at the University of Tennessee, he was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. The suspension led to Rogers transferring to Tennessee Tech.
As a member of the Golden Eagles, Rogers caught 61 passes for 893 yards and 10 touchdowns, impressive numbers for a guy who was consistently game-planned for week after week. His top-notch junior season moved him up draft boards.
He's easily a top-100 player who will continue to climb up draft boards as the draft nears. Projected to go late in the second round, Rogers will likely cost the 49ers a couple third-round picks if they want to maneuver back into the second round to get him.