Why Stevie Johnson Is the Perfect Fit for the San Francisco 49ers

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Why Stevie Johnson Is the Perfect Fit for the San Francisco 49ers
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Despite not making a huge splash in either free agency or the NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers still made out as big winners. 

Why is that? I'll give you a hint, he has the same first name as the legendary Stevie Wonder. 

Well, general manager Trent Baalke worked his magic once again. After acquiring Anquan Boldin from the Baltimore Ravens last season for a No. 2 pencil and a pack of gum, Baalke decided to try his luck again this offseason. 

The current victim? None other than the Buffalo Bills

All the criticism about the 49ers' patient approach in the first round must have lit a fire in Baalke, because the next day, he shifted on the offense. Prior to the start of the second round, the 49ers acquisition of Stevie Johnson was just the first step. 

Baalke went on to draft two key future pieces on offense. In drafting running back Carlos Hyde and receiver Bruce Ellington, Baalke was adamant about surrounding his offense with major weapons. 

However, his biggest move was the acquisition of Stevie Johnson. Here are four reasons why Johnson is a perfect fit for Jim Harbaugh and his 49ers. 

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