Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the 49ers' picks: Round 1/30 -- A.J. Jenkins, WR, 6-0, 190, Illinois...Jenkins caught 90 passes last year, nearly half of starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase's completions. BEST PICK Wide receiver A.J. Jenkins: Their best pick may be their first. While the team is stacked with receivers, Jenkins is the only one, other than former first-round choice Michael Crabtree, who could be a future No. 1 receiver. So far, Crabtree has been a disappointment as the receiving bell cow and his disappearance in the playoffs did not help him. Jenkins appears to be what Crabtree is not and that's a gym rat who will make time to put in extra work with quarterback Alex Smith. - The Sports Xchange
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01/20/13 - A day after WR Chad Hall was promoted from the practice squad, he appeared against Atlanta. The team's first-round pick, WR A.J. Jenkins, did not. It's clear the staff does not believe Jenkins can be a meaningful contributor -- at least not this year.
01/06/13 - WR A.J. Jenkins will continue to see extended playing time due to injuries to Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams. Jenkins was wide open when he received the first target of his career, but he dropped it. The play doesn't inspire much confidence moving forward. Regardless, he'll factor heavily into the game plan as the No. 3 receiver behind Michael Crabtree and Randy Moss.
12/31/12 - WR A.J. Jenkins received the first target of his career on Sunday against Arizona, but it ended with a drop on what appeared to be a relatively easy play. Jenkins had no one around him and had room to run. Without receivers Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams for the playoffs, Jenkins' development could prove essential.
"Yes. Do I think he can (develop)? Yes," Harbaugh said. "Will we need him to? Yes. We need him to step up and we definitely think he's capable of doing that."
12/27/12 - WR Michael Jenkins had a big game the last time the Vikings played the Packers at the Metrodome. How big? So big that he finished with a career-high 111 yards receiving and a touchdown. The Vikings' first play from scrimmage was a 72-yard pass down the left sideline to Jenkins to the 1-yard line.
12/24/12 - WR A.J. Jenkins should be active against the Cardinals and throughout the playoffs with WR Mario Manningham (knee) likely out for the year. The team's first-round pick still has not made a catch this season and has been active on just three occasions.