A longtime NFL receivers coach explains what teams want to see at the NFL Combine

Every NFL team would love to have a receiver who is big, fast and strong.

With the NFL Combine this week, longtime NFL coach Jerry Sullivan offered some insight while explaining to Omnisport other things teams hope to see in the 58 wideouts on the field Saturday in Indianapolis.

Limited Kids Rayshawn Jenkins Jersey Receivers need more than just speed to succeed in the NFL. They need ankle flexibility (yes, ankle flexibility — to precisely get in and out of their routes). They have to know how to use their hands to get off press coverage and understand route trees. But most important is being instinctive.

The 49ers were patient and went in a unexpected direction with Lynch, but the move, wisely, was made to guarantee Shanahan also would be on board. They are not yet officially co-workers in San Francisco, and they already are a massive improvement over the dysfunction of Kelly and Trent Baalke.

While he waits for that coaching chapter to begin, Shanahanm who gives the Falcons more than a fighter’s chance against the Patriots, has a good chance to get there with a ring.

Limited Kids Benny Cunningham Jersey He already gives the 49ers more confidence that, with him, they won’t need to wait too long for their next Super Bowl shot.

Well, not always always. The city, of course, does have one championship among the major sports, which is why members of the 1995 Braves can eat free anywhere in the Atlanta region in perpetuity. Still, 1995 was a long time ago. A distant memory for older fans, and not a memory at all for younger ones. In some ways, it’s like it never even happened. So, in a sense, yes: always.

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