NFL analyst says Brandon Aiyuk ready for impact role with 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers are heading into the NFL season without the best receiver Deebo Samuel after suffering a broken foot during a recent training session. The 49ers will have to replace their production as Samuel will lose 12-16 weeks.

Fortunately, the 49ers tackled the position in the NFL Draft. The organization selected the former Arizona State Sun Devils catcher Brandon Aiyuk in the first round The talented road racer will have an opportunity to make an impact early as Samuel recovers from injury.

According to NFL analyst Peter Schrager, Aiyuk is in a good place to make a real difference for the 49ers. He said on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” that Aiyuk is his choice to shine among the new additions this season.

“I think Aiyuk is going to be one of those guys they connect to and say we have to take you to the field and put you on our offense,” said Schrager. … “Get ready to find out his primetime name with the 49ers. Brandon Aiyuk. Circle it and arrange it in fantasy (soccer), come on. “

Aiyuk was very productive with the Sun Devils. He had 65 catches for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He recently signed his rookie contract and is preparing for training camp with the 49ers.

The 49ers hope to pair Aiyuk with Samuels in the long term. Samuel is expected to return early in the NFL season and claim his first place on offense. Meanwhile, Aiyuk will play alongside NFL veterans. Jalen Hurd and Kendrick Bourne on the perimeter

San Francisco also has an NFL star George Kittle and a talented stable of runners led by Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert to carry the load.

However, the 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan He believes in Aiyuk as he rated him as the best receiver in the draft. He loves his game and thinks that the 49ers will have a future player on their hands to advance.

“He can run all routes,” Shanahan told reporters after the NFL Draft. “You can do it outside the numbers and inside the numbers. He has a certain skill set that is similar in terms that you don’t want to link him to a position. You can play all three: the X, the Z, and the F.

“He has the speed to play upstairs and play in the slot. It has the hardness to go through the middle. Man is committed to being as good as God intended him to be. “

Aiyuk is ready to get to work. He is excited to join the 49ers and continue the tradition of great receivers who have played for the franchise.

“I remember during the season last year I spoke to one of my friends and told him how much fun the 49ers feel and how close they are to a receiving group,” said Aiyuk. “It is exciting and fun to be invited to that group. I hope that.”