San Francisco 49ers: Ranking 5 Biggest Draft Blunders Of Past Decade

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A.J. Jenkins, Round 1/Pick #30, 2012

Aug 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) recovers the fumble by San Francisco 49ers wide receiver A.J. Jenkins (17) tackles by Denver Broncos safety Duke Ihenacho (33) during the second quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

I know I mentioned previous coaching staffs, but this big miss by the current staff deserves a spot. When Jenkins’ name was called at podium, an audible “who?” was heard from just about every 49ers’ fan. It was no surprise that the 49ers were going to pick a wide receiver with the 30th pick of the draft, it’s the player they selected that was a surprise. With receivers like Alshon Jeffery and Stephen Hill (who hasn’t really amounted to anything either) who are more physically imposing still on the board, fans and analysts everywhere were left scratching their heads at the pick. Most people had heard the infamous envelope story, which involves Trent Baalke putting Jenkins’ name in an envelope the night before the draft because they already knew he was going to pick him. Unfortunately, the confidence Baalke had that night didn’t pay off on the field. Jenkins hardly saw the field as a 49er and tallied up absolutely zero catches. He dropped the only target he received. He was given every opportunity to prove himself, but he unfortunately failed to show the coaches that he had what it takes. The team traded him to the Kansas City Chiefs last off season for their first round disappointment, Jon Baldwin.