Niners draft history- 1995


With the 10th pick in the 1995 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected J.J. Stokes, a wide receiver out of UCLA. Stokes was drafted as an eventual replacement for all-world wide receiver Jerry Rice. Needless to say, Stokes wouldn’t reach numbers near Rice’s records in his 9 totals seasons in the NFL. From the year he was drafted up until his last season in 2003, Stokes racked up 324 receptions for 4,293 yards and 30 touchdowns. Numbers that are nowhere near Rice’s numbers. Stokes being injured in 1996, opened the doors for Terrell Owens. Had Stokes been in a top playing shape early on in his career, maybe Owens would have never shined with the 49ers.

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