49ers’ A.J. Jenkins says he’s going to be a “totally different player” next season

According to the Sacramento Bee, former first round pick A.J. Jenkins says he’s going to be a different player next season after essentially doing nothing as a rookie in 2012.

The 49ers’ 2012 first-round draft pick said he wants to return next season as “a totally different player” and that he planned to work out with buddy Colin Kaepernick during the offseason.

“Obviously, I want to contribute a lot more than I have been,” said Jenkins, who had only one pass thrown in his direction this season. “So I’m going to make that happen and come back bigger, faster, stronger.”

With Ted Ginn Jr. likely done in San Francisco and both Kyle Williams and Mario Manningham coming off of ACL surgery, the 49ers are going to need Jenkins to step up and play a big role next season.