Our NFC West rankings continue as we head to the pass-catching units of the Los Angeles Rams and the rest of the NFC teams out West.
So far, we have already completed two areas of the offense in our NFC West rankings at quarterback and running back. Now, we head over to the pass catchers of the four teams and take a look at how each team ranks heading into the season.
The Los Angeles Rams have had a good showing on our two lists so far, which is not a surprise considering they are one of the most well-rounded teams in all of football.
However, the NFC West does not have as great of pass catchers as some of the other divisions in football. While there are some talented guys, the overall talent between the receivers and tight ends of these four teams leaves something to be desired.
With that being said, let’s take a look at our worst pass-catching team in the division.
4. San Francisco 49ers
- Top-four receivers: Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor, Aldrick Robinson
- Top-two tight ends: George Kittle, Garrett Celek
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is really going to have to carry the offense with these pass catchers if the San Francisco 49ers are going to make the postseason, as many expect, next year.
While the 49ers’ unit is not terrible, it certainly is below league average and is easily the worst of the division. San Francisco has one pretty good guy in Garcon, who had 500 receiving yards in eight games last season.
Behind him is an ok second-option in Marquise Goodwin, a slot guy that showed some signs of promise last season and a fourth-option that had 260 receiving yards last season.
Garopollo could elevate all of these guys next season and make this take look absolutely horrendous. However, the 49ers easily have the worst pass catchers in the division, which is a huge hurdle to overcome to compete with the Los Angeles Rams for NFC West supremacy.