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49ers Roster Battles: Wide Receiver Now A Position of Strength?

The 49ers have taken one of their weakest positional groups from 2011 - wide receiver - and in the course of the offseason, made it one of their strengths. They likely sought to make things easier for Alex Smith by putting as many weapons at his disposal as possible, and with the additions of Mario Manningham, Randy Moss, and now first-round pick A.J. Jenkins, they've possibly done just that. Throw in the Chris Owusu as the wildcard to join a corps that already includes former first rounder Michael Crabtree, and you've got yourself an interesting problem.'s Don Banks compiled the roster depth chart battles he's most looking forward to come training camp, and the Niners' wide receiver situation was near the top of the list.

49ers rookie receiver A.J. Jenkins vs. San Francisco's receiver depth chart -- No team finished the 2011 season with more of a crying need at receiver than the 49ers, who still somehow came within a play of reaching the Super Bowl in head coach Jim Harbaugh's rookie season. But the position suddenly has been transformed into one of the deepest on San Francisco's roster, and that leaves Jenkins, the team's somewhat surprising first-round pick, facing a crowd of competition in his quest to produce rookie-season impact.

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