We are looking at the best-case scenario for some mid-round draft picks of the San Francisco 49ers.
Player: Bruce Ellington
Earliest he could have big role: Week 1
Why is there an opportunity? Ellington gives the 49ers something they have been missing -- blazing speed. He will fill the role of the deep threat. They’ve been sorely missing that piece.
Who is in his way? No one, really. The 49ers have plenty of receiving options. This unit is much deeper than it was a year ago. Again, Ellington fills a specific role.
Current thoughts: Unless he struggles in the preseason, I can see Ellington getting a chance to play right away.