WR - SF
This Week Outlook
The Atletic expects Jauan Jennings to become the No. 2 wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers following the injury to Deebo Samuel.
Samuel is expected to miss one-to-two weeks after suffering an injury Week 12. His absence would push Brandon Aiyuk into the No. 1 WR role, and The Athletic expects Jennings to move into the No. 2 role. Jennings saw three targets against the Vikings Week 12, finishing with two catches for 24 yards and a touchdown. While he may not see a ton of volume, he does seem to be a red-zone target given his large frame. He'll be the third option, also including George Kittle, on a team that prefers to run the ball, but he's someone that's worth keeping an eye on should Samuel miss more time than expected.
The San Francisco 49ers have officially signed 7th-round pick WR Jauan Jennings out of Tennessee.
Jennings, the 217th overall pick in the draft, signs his four-year rookie deal a week after the news of Deebo Samuel’s foot injury. He’ll join a crowded wide receiver bunch in San Francisco, but he’ll get every opportunity to make the 53-man roster during training camp.
The San Francisco 49ers have selected wide receiver Jauan Jennings with the No. 217 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Jennings is 6'3", so he has the ideal size to play wide receiver in the NFL. What he lacks is speed, which could cap his overall development at the position.