18 Research Notes for NFL Draft San Francisco 49ers and related
2009.10.25  Crabtree Good in Debut
Michael Crabtree had five receptions in his debut Sunday. He's the first 49ers wide receiver to have at least five catches in his first NFL game since Terry LeCount in 1978.
2009.10.07  Crabtree Not Far Behind Heyward-Bey
There were six wide receivers drafted in the first round in 2009. Obviously, Michael Crabtree is the last one to sign, but he's not too far behind Darrius Heyward-Bey -- the only WR selected before him -- in terms of total production.
WR Drafted in First Round in 2009
Player Rec Rec Yds
7. Darrius Heyward-Bey, OAK 2 36
10. Michael Crabtree, SF 0 0<<
19. Jeremy Maclin, PHI 6 45
22. Percy Harvin, MIN 14 167
29. Hakeem Nicks, NYG 3 72
30. Kenny Britt, TEN 17 271
>>Has not played in 2009
2009.10.07  49ers Need Crabtree
Despite being 3-1, the 49ers could use a WR with big-play ability. San Francisco has just 2 pass plays of 30+ yards, tied for the 7th fewest in the NFL. The 49ers are one of 11 teams without a 100-yard receiver this season.
2009.08.06  Crabtree Better than Heyward-Bey in College
MICHAEL CRABTREE vs DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY - LAST 2 FBS SEASONS
Player Crabtree Heyward-Bey
Rec 231 93
Rec yds 3,127 1,387
Rec TD 41 8
4th-qtr TD 7 0
2009.04.26  Davis Drafted in 5th Round
Nate Davis, selected 171st overall, is the second Ball State QB selected in NFL draft history. (1981, Mark O'Connell, 12th Round, Bengals). He's also the first 49ers QB selected since Alex Smith (1st overall in 2005).
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