Digging into the A.J. Jenkins Quandary in San Francisco

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Digging into the A.J. Jenkins Quandary in San Francisco
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Entering his second season as a pro, A.J. Jenkins is quickly finding out nothing is given in the NFL.

The San Francisco 49ers’ first-rounder from a year ago is going to be completely surrounded by competition in Santa Clara this summer.

Admittedly, Jenkins’ current standing with the team would have been less of a hot topic had the 49ers not brought in two more high-profile receivers.

Frankly, the additions of Anquan Boldin and Quinton Patton will bolster a receiving corps that already had several capable contributors. Even down to 2013 free agent signee, Ricardo Lockette, there will be skilled receivers battling for a role (via CSN Bay Area).

As a first-rounder already fighting to secure an active slot on game day, this was supposed to be the year that Jenkins got on the field.

However, despite the investment of a high pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the 49ers are not in the business of giving away starting jobs. By continuing to bring in competition, they have proven that it will be an earned position.

Heading into the 2013-14 NFL year, it seems fitting to check up on the 49ers top pick from 2012. In the following piece, we’ll take a look at how long Jenkins might have, where he came from and what he’s up against. 

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