Crabtree's Huge Game Lifts 49ers

Crabtree's Huge Game Lifts 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO -- For three seasons, the 49ers had every right to wonder whether they made the proper decision in selecting Michael Crabtree from a draft class full of standout wide receivers.

Crabtree's breakout performance this season ends any and all second-guessing as to whether the 49ers erred in bypassing the likes of Mike Wallace, Kenny Britt, Hakeem Nicks and Jeremy Maclin in the 2009 NFL draft.

Crabtree punctuated his season with eight catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at Candlestick Park.

He finished with 85 receptions for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns, all career-highs by a considerable margin, and is headed into the playoffs with every right to lay claim to being the best receiver from his draft class.

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