Jim Harbaugh, who has a history of defending his players, has come out in support of A.J. Jenkins. Harbaugh has ripped reporters who criticized Jenkins, who the 49ers selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. "A.J Jenkins was an outstanding football player when he got here," Harbaugh said. "His progress has been very, very good, and exceeded expectations. "For those -- the scribes, pundits, so-called experts -- who have gone so far as to say that he's going to be a bust, should just stop. I recommend that because they're making themselves look more clueless than they already did. "I'll go on record: A.J. is going to be an outstanding football player. So far in camp and what he's done in the offseason has led us to believe nothing but he'll be an outstanding football player in the National Football League."