The San Francisco 49ers spent all last season struggling with depth at the wide receiver position, but that shouldn't be a problem in 2014.
Eyeing a corps of pass-catchers 11 deep and littered with Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Quinton Patton and Brandon Lloyd -- not to mention tight end Vernon Davis -- Johnson says the 49ers have the manpower to raid opponents through the air.
"Right now, we're all ones," Johnson told the team's official website Tuesday. "The defense has gotta pick their poison, whether they're going to double-team Anquan, whether they're going to double-team Crab, Vernon, me, Q.P. is coming in -- you gotta pick your poison."
It's a stark reversal from last autumn, when Boldin was the only wide receiver to catch more than 20 passes for the 49ers during the regular season.
Coordinator Greg Roman now has the opportunity to show more three-wideout sets with the addition of Johnson, who rolled out three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons before injuries limited him to 597 receiving yards in 2013.
One camp battle to watch will pit Patton against the rookie Ellington, who flashed a 4.45 40-yard dash at the combine and gives San Francisco its missing speed element. Patton's descent down the depth chart tells us how much healthier this group has become from one summer ago.