The Kansas City Chiefs picked up wide receiver A.J. Jenkins from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for wide receiver Jon Baldwin. Both players are former first round draft picks that haven’t caught on with their teams.
Jenkins came out of the University of Illinois highly touted and finished his college career as the Illini’s second leading receiver in school history.
In 2010 against the Missouri Tigers, Jenkins had three catches for 33 yards including a touchdown in Illinois’ 23-13 loss.
He was a first-team All-Big Ten wide receiver totaling 167 receptions, 2,432 yards and 19 TDs during his four years in Champaign. His senior year, he totaled 90 receptions for 1,276 yards (14.2 yards-per-catch avg.), the second-most yards in a season in school history, but hasn’t found his niche in the NFL.
Jenkins is 6-0, 200 pounds. He saw action in three NFL games with the 49ers in 2012. He was a first-round draft pick (30th overall) with San Francisco in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Chiefs GM John Dorsey feels Jenkins will add value to the team.