Behind Torrey Smith, the 49ers have a dearth of wide receivers who have experienced success in the NFL.
Jerome Simpson's up-and-down career gives the 49ers the second-most production on the team's depth chart.
Coach Chip Kelly has been impressed by Simpson, who appears to be making the most of the chance the organization gave him to resuscitate a career from multiple suspensions.
"It's really wide open," Kelly said on Tuesday morning. "Besides Torrey, let's find out who the other playmakers are at that wide receiver position."
Simpson made his mark on the practice field Monday when he got behind cornerback Dontae Johnson to catch a long touchdown pass from quarterback Blaine Gabbert. We have Bruce Ellington second among 49ers on our WR list and some who follow the team feel he'll get the WR2 job we've reported. Quinton Patton, DeAndre Smelter and Aaron Burbridge are among some others in camp.