At this point, the jury is still out (but the decision is coming soon) on perennial underachiever AJ Jenkins and his bid to get out of the depths of the doghouse hole he dug himself into last year by running poor routes, dropping balls, and generally not paying much attention to the game he was picked as a 1st round draft choice for last year. According to camp reports, he’s spent most of his time in camp falling down, mis-running his routes, dropping passes, and generally spending his practices sprawled out on the field.
In other words, of all the WRs to get hurt, why hasn’t it been AJ? I’m kidding, but really. He’s had ample opportunity to get on the field with a pretty much nondescript crew of healthy WRs currently suited up, this year and last, and he’s playing like the 5th best guy on a list of 4 players. Certainly no one but the Niners FO had this guy on the radar before last year’s draft. In fact, many thought him a high 3rd rounder. I had high hopes for him when Kappy came in to start last year because they practiced a lot together when Alex Smith was the starter. Plus, there was all this happy talk from the AJ camp that he was rededicating himself to getting prepared for this season. He worked out with Kappy after the Super Bowl, and wanted to get on the same page, etc. Well, he’s not making any progress. I had some hope for him going in to camp, but as of now, he looks like a bust.
It’s hard to get them all right, but AJ was a real shot in the dark that failed. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him cut before the season starts.