The San Francisco 49ers finally added a speedy receiver by selecting Bruce Ellington in the fourth round.
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The 5-foot-9 Ellington fills a desperate need for speed at the wideout position on Jim Harbaugh's roster. Ellington ran a 4.45 40-yard dash at the combine. The explosive athlete has great burst from the line, accelerates in a hurry and has a fantastic vertical to get the ball.
The 49ers added receiver Stevie Johnson via trade with the Buffalo Bills on Friday, but still needed a vertical threat.
Ellington fits that bill perfectly.
The 49ers' newest receiver is the cousin of Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington, who burst onto the scene last season. The two will see each other twice a year, when the division rivals meet.
Adding Ellington to Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree and Johnson likely means veterans Jon Baldwin, Quinton Patton and newly signed Brandon Lloyd will be battling just to make the roster.
The "Around The League Podcast" wraps up the draft by picking our winners and losers.