Former NFL receiver Greg Jennings joins Yahoo Sports' Matt Harmon to discuss which rookie WRs are poised to make an immediate impact for their NFL teams.
MATT HARMON: I have generally thought that rookie receivers, I think, would be at a big disadvantage just because they haven't had that time to build up the chemistry with the quarterback or whatever. But maybe I'm totally wrong about that. Is there a rookie receiver that you look at out there that might have a chance to make that immediate impact because of this advantage that they might have?
GREG JENNINGS: I wouldn't say that you're wrong about that assessment. Like, when it comes to rookies being able to step in and play and play at a high level right away, it is important for them to have that chemistry and to just develop some form of relationship. But I think a few rookies that come to mind at the receiver position that I feel that will be able to step into a role and make an impact right away is obviously CeeDee Lamb. He's kind of the one that everyone's talked about. Then you have Brandon Aiyuk, who-- and maybe I'm a little biased-- he reminds me a little bit of myself.
MATT HARMON: Interesting.
GREG JENNINGS: Just the way he goes about his business, the way he runs his routes, his ability to catch the ball and make things happen after the plays. But having a quarterback that is going to be dependent on your skill set after you catch the ball versus you just being so star-struck and making sure that your timing is on point, your depth and all those things are locked in-- I think he's going to have one of the greatest impacts, because he's going into a situation where he has an offensive coordinator where they're going to put him in positions to succeed and to be open.
They run the ball better than anyone, arguably-- outside of the Ravens. And we look at what that provides as a young receiver, one on one opportunities, match-ups where a young guy like that who, if you can get the ball in his hands quick, which is what the 49ers like to do with their receivers-- they're not a big shot play team and all of that down the field, they like to get their balls in the receiver's hand between that 6 to 10, 6 to 12-yard range and let them work, I think he can be very, very special have a great quick impact on that roster.