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Between Kyle Williams, Quinton Patton, Marlon Moore and Jon Baldwin, somebody is going to have to make a big catch or two for the 49ers to beat the Packers.
The quartet has combined for just 88 catches in eight regular seasons.
Patton, a rookie out of Louisiana Tech, caught a touchdown pass in each of the two preseason games in which he played.
Williams had two catches for 60 yards in Colin Kaepernick's first career start against the Chicago Bears last year. He tore his ACL in San Francisco's next game, and although he's been practicing, he did not play in any of the Niners' preseason games.
Baldwin was acquired by the 49ers on Aug. 19. Who knows how comfortable the staff is with a player who has only been on the team for two weeks?
Moore had just six catches in 14 games with the Miami Dolphins last year, though he has been a steady contributor during the preseason.
Every player on this list figures to see the field at some point early in the season (it's anyone's guess whether recently acquired WR Chris Harper, a signing reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, will suit up in Week 1).
With Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham out for at least the first six weeks of the season, these wide receivers have a golden opportunity to make a name for themselves, though it won't be easy beating talented cornerbacks Sam Shields and Casey Hayward.