Do a 49ers need a far-reaching receiver in giveaway agency?

Before a start of a NFL giveaway group period, we’re going to demeanour during several positions on a San Francisco 49ers’ register to establish a few things. The initial is either or not a position softened from 2016 to 2017. The second is to see if giveaway group is a viable choice to urge a position — if it’s even needed.

Season in review

The 49ers fundamentally split ways with Torrey Smith to reinstate him with a cheaper choice of himself in Marquise Goodwin, during slightest that’s what we all thought. That’s what it seemed like during a commencement of a season. But Goodwin sensitively achieved morally until Jimmy Garoppolo took over, during that indicate he had mixed 100-yard receiving games.

He held 10 passes for 114 yards opposite a Tennessee Titans, and that was though Pierre Garçon in a lineup. Garçon was played utterly good himself before he was mislaid for a deteriorate with an damage opposite a Philadelphia Eagles. He had mixed prominence reel, toe-tapping catches on a sidelines. But he finished a deteriorate with 40 receptions for 500 yards, personification in 7 full games.

Goodwin finished a year with 56 receptions for 962 yards and dual touchdowns. With Garoppolo underneath center, a tip dual of Garçon and Goodwin still seems utterly strong. But it’s not all a 49ers have to offer.

Enter rookie Trent Taylor. He had a integrate drops early in a season, though he was stone plain from afterwards on. In 15 games, he held 43 passes for 430 yards and a span of touchdowns. His best work came on third down. He held a sum of 18 third-down passes for a initial down, restraining him for fifth among all receivers in a NFC, and restraining him for ninths among all receivers in a NFL.

All of that while participating in only 44.91 percent of descent snaps, and being a fifth-round pick. Kendrick Bourne didn’t get a ton of personification time, though he was constant in brief bursts, throwing 16 passes for 257 yards on a year. Aldrick Robinson had 19 receptions for 260 yards.

Goodwin played on 69.91 percent of descent snaps, while Taylor was subsequent among receivers. Robinson was only behind him during 39.91 percent of snaps.

Here’s a demeanour during a approach a position altered from 2016 to 2017:

2016 Week 17: Jeremy Kerley, Rod Streater, Chris Harper, Aaron Burbridge, DeAndre Smelter, Torrey Smith (IR), Quinton Patton (IR), Bruce Ellington (IR), Eric Rogers (IR)
2017 Week 1: Pierre Garçon, Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor, Aldrick Robinson, Victor Bolden Jr., Kendrick Bourne
Current: Pierre Garçon (IR), Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor, Aldrick Robinson, Kendrick Bourne, Louis Murphy, Victor Bolden

As we can see, a abyss draft didn’t change much, save for Garçon going on harmed reserve. Robinson remained above Bourne, though we consider Bourne showed some plain potential. Murphy also contributed, even in a tiny way.

The marketplace for far-reaching receivers

We’re going to take a deeper demeanour during a several positions and giveaway agents accessible in a apart series. For now, here’s a discerning and unwashed list of a tip far-reaching receivers set to strike a open market.

Michael Floyd, Minnesota Vikings
Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars
Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jordan Matthews, Buffalo Bills
Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts
Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns
Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
Terrelle Pryor, Washington
Mike Wallace, Baltimore Ravens
Sammy Watkins, Los Angeles Rams
Eric Decker, Tennessee Titans
Harry Douglas, Tennessee Titans
Taylor Gabriel, Atlanta Falcons
Dontrelle Inman, Chicago Bears
Kamar Aiken, Indianapolis Colts
Kendall Wright, Chicago Bears
Jaron Brown, Arizona Cadinals
Andre Roberts, Atlanta Falcons
Matthew Slater, New England Patriots
Albert Wilson, Kansas City Chiefs
Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
Charles Johnson, Carolina Panthers
Cameron Meredith (RFA), Chicago Bears
Paul Richardson, Seattle Seahawks
John Brown, Arizona Cardinals

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