SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have taken another step to boost their receiving corps, selecting Illinois wideout A.J. Jenkins with the 30th pick in the NFL draft.
Jenkins will join a unit that already features Randy Moss, Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree on the reigning NFC West champion 49ers, who lost in overtime of the NFC title game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants.
Jenkins had 90 catches last season for 1,276 yards and eight touchdowns.
San Francisco has all 11 defensive starters back. This became a drastically different draft for GM Trent Baalke, whose selections the past two years became immediate impact players - offensive linemen Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati and then linebacker Aldon Smith, who had 14 sacks last season as a rookie.