49ers WR Marquise Goodwin not expected to play in Week 5

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San Francisco 49ers are not expected to have wide receiver Marquise Goodwin
active in Week 5 vs. the Arizona Cardinals Youth
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, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This is not
surprising news given the team’s decision on Saturday to activate wide receiver
Victor Bolden from the suspended list.Goodwin suffered quadricep and hamstring
injuries last week and was limited in practice this week. The team was already
going to be without rookie Dante Pettis, so this leaves them without two
significant contributors. Pierre Gar莽on, Trent Taylor, and Kendrick Bourne will
be the active regulars, and Bolden will join Richie James to round out the wide
receiver depth chart.Bolden earned a roster spot last season primarily as a kick
returner. He will likely see some wide receiver snaps against the Cardinals, but
James is the guy who could get more wide receiver work of the two. Head coach
Kyle Shanahan said that if Goodwin could not play White
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, “Richie James will definitely be
involved.” James was a dynamic option in the preseason, but has only been active
once this season.It would appear the 49ers starting wide receivers for Week 5
will be Gar莽on and Bourne on the outside, with Trent Taylor in the slot. That
would leave Bolden and James rotating into a variety of roles. When it comes to
the 2019 draft class the receiver group stands out. The narrative surrounding
the receiver class as a whole is that, “There isn’t a clear cut number one guy,”
which honestly is a positive thing for the 49ers. Where there isn’t a clear wide
receiver one, there is plenty of depth in the receiver class— another positive
for the 49ers. Receiver is a clear position of need for the 49ers Youth
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, but edge, defensive back and offensive
line are all needs at premier positions which pushes receiver down on their big
board. If there was ever a class to take a receiver late it’s 2019. We’ve taken
a look at receivers like Keelan Doss and Andy Isabella, but what other receivers
could be available late for Kyle Shanahan and Wes Welker to mold?After spending
some time watching Wake Forest’s receiver Greg Dortch it’s hard to ignore his
skillset that could fit the 49ers. CraftyWatching Dortch, one thing that sticks
out is his creativity. He continually lures defenders in with his route running
or footwork then breaks away with head fakes and unique body movement. He’s not
a burner, but uses his speed to separate when he needs to. There’s a lot of
subtle and trickery Dortch’s game. When watching Dortch the word crafty seems to
run through my mind time and time again. Creativity and crafty are words I
thought of when watching Dante Pettis at the college level, and we know how much
Shanahan valued those things when selecting Pettis in the second round. Dortch
primarily uses his creativity when it comes to his footwork off the line. Even
though Dortch is small in size Jimmy
Garoppolo jersey
, he releases off the line with ease time and time
again against defenders bigger than him. Dortch’s best skill is probably his
release off the line of scrimmage ability, which is trait you don’t often see in
young prospects. His refined release skills could go along way in Shanahan’s
offense. A Nose For The EndzoneFor his size, (which is something we’ll get to
later) Dortch has a real knack when it comes to finding the endzone. He scored
in 17 touchdowns in two seasons at Wake Forest. He racked up nine touchdowns as
a freshman in 2017 in only eight games.It’s worth mentioning Dortch was a
production machine for the Deac’s over his career. He had seven games with over
110 yards receiving. Twice in his career he had games with four touchdown
receptions. Unlike guys like Doss and Isabella, Dortch did this against power-5
competition in the ACC. The 49ers badly need help when it comes to receivers
finding the endzone, Pettis lead the team in 2018 with only five touchdowns.
SizeThe biggest issue with Dortch is his size, it’s the reason he could fall to
day three in the draft. He stands at 5’9 and only 170 lbs. He’s small Authentic
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, and doesn’t have blazing speed, so there
is some cause for concern. He needs to bulk up a bit to help fight injuries—
something he’s dealt with in his career.Dortch suffered a punctured intestine at
Wake Forest after falling on a pylon while scoring a touchdown versus Louisville
in 2017. Dortch recovered and bounced back nicely for a big 2018, but his injury
history is something to monitor due to his size. Dortch needs to add some
muscle, because 50/50 balls he rarely wins. Dortch has really nice hands as a
receiver but can get bullied by bigger defenders which is a problem he could run
into at the next level. The positive in all this is Dortch can still build size.
NFL strength and conditioning programs can do wonders for young prospects. Plus,
the NFL is trending toward featuring smaller receivers like Tyler Lockett,
Brandon
49ers WR Marquise Goodwin not expected to play in Week 5 The
San Francisco 49ers are not expected to have wide receiver Marquise Goodwin
active in Week 5 vs. the Arizona Cardinals Youth
Brock Coyle Jersey
, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This is not
surprising news given the team’s decision on Saturday to activate wide receiver
Victor Bolden from the suspended list.Goodwin suffered quadricep and hamstring
injuries last week and was limited in practice this week. The team was already
going to be without rookie Dante Pettis, so this leaves them without two
significant contributors. Pierre Gar莽on, Trent Taylor, and Kendrick Bourne will
be the active regulars, and Bolden will join Richie James to round out the wide
receiver depth chart.Bolden earned a roster spot last season primarily as a kick
returner. He will likely see some wide receiver snaps against the Cardinals, but
James is the guy who could get more wide receiver work of the two. Head coach
Kyle Shanahan said that if Goodwin could not play White
Mike McGlinchey Jersey
, “Richie James will definitely be
involved.” James was a dynamic option in the preseason, but has only been active
once this season.It would appear the 49ers starting wide receivers for Week 5
will be Gar莽on and Bourne on the outside, with Trent Taylor in the slot. That
would leave Bolden and James rotating into a variety of roles. When it comes to
the 2019 draft class the receiver group stands out. The narrative surrounding
the receiver class as a whole is that, “There isn’t a clear cut number one guy,”
which honestly is a positive thing for the 49ers. Where there isn’t a clear wide
receiver one, there is plenty of depth in the receiver class— another positive
for the 49ers. Receiver is a clear position of need for the 49ers Youth
DeForest Buckner Jersey
, but edge, defensive back and offensive
line are all needs at premier positions which pushes receiver down on their big
board. If there was ever a class to take a receiver late it’s 2019. We’ve taken
a look at receivers like Keelan Doss and Andy Isabella, but what other receivers
could be available late for Kyle Shanahan and Wes Welker to mold?After spending
some time watching Wake Forest’s receiver Greg Dortch it’s hard to ignore his
skillset that could fit the 49ers. CraftyWatching Dortch, one thing that sticks
out is his creativity. He continually lures defenders in with his route running
or footwork then breaks away with head fakes and unique body movement. He’s not
a burner, but uses his speed to separate when he needs to. There’s a lot of
subtle and trickery Dortch’s game. When watching Dortch the word crafty seems to
run through my mind time and time again. Creativity and crafty are words I
thought of when watching Dante Pettis at the college level, and we know how much
Shanahan valued those things when selecting Pettis in the second round. Dortch
primarily uses his creativity when it comes to his footwork off the line. Even
though Dortch is small in size Jimmy
Garoppolo jersey
, he releases off the line with ease time and time
again against defenders bigger than him. Dortch’s best skill is probably his
release off the line of scrimmage ability, which is trait you don’t often see in
young prospects. His refined release skills could go along way in Shanahan’s
offense. A Nose For The EndzoneFor his size, (which is something we’ll get to
later) Dortch has a real knack when it comes to finding the endzone. He scored
in 17 touchdowns in two seasons at Wake Forest. He racked up nine touchdowns as
a freshman in 2017 in only eight games.It’s worth mentioning Dortch was a
production machine for the Deac’s over his career. He had seven games with over
110 yards receiving. Twice in his career he had games with four touchdown
receptions. Unlike guys like Doss and Isabella, Dortch did this against power-5
competition in the ACC. The 49ers badly need help when it comes to receivers
finding the endzone, Pettis lead the team in 2018 with only five touchdowns.
SizeThe biggest issue with Dortch is his size, it’s the reason he could fall to
day three in the draft. He stands at 5’9 and only 170 lbs. He’s small Authentic
Mike McGlinchey jersey
, and doesn’t have blazing speed, so there
is some cause for concern. He needs to bulk up a bit to help fight injuries—
something he’s dealt with in his career.Dortch suffered a punctured intestine at
Wake Forest after falling on a pylon while scoring a touchdown versus Louisville
in 2017. Dortch recovered and bounced back nicely for a big 2018, but his injury
history is something to monitor due to his size. Dortch needs to add some
muscle, because 50/50 balls he rarely wins. Dortch has really nice hands as a
receiver but can get bullied by bigger defenders which is a problem he could run
into at the next level. The positive in all this is Dortch can still build size.
NFL strength and conditioning programs can do wonders for young prospects. Plus,
the NFL is trending toward featuring smaller receivers like Tyler Lockett,
Brandon Cooks and Tyreek Hill. Each of these players are known as dynamic
playmakers regardless of size.AgeOutside of all the things I already mentioned
about Dortch Youth
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, another thing that is intriguing is his
youth. Dortch is only 20 years old and one of the youngest prospects in the
entire draft pool. Dortch could continue to develop with the right coaching. The
49ers new coach, and former All-Pro Wes Welker could mold Dortch with his
exclusive experience as a slot receiver.
Cooks and Tyreek Hill. Each of these players are known as dynamic
playmakers regardless of size.AgeOutside of all the things I already mentioned
about Dortch Youth
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, another thing that is intriguing is his
youth. Dortch is only 20 years old and one of the youngest prospects in the
entire draft pool. Dortch could continue to develop with the right coaching. The
49ers new coach, and former All-Pro Wes Welker could mold Dortch with his
exclusive experience as a slot receiver.
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