If there was ever a position in the NFL Draft that best symbolized the idea of the draft being “more art than science,” it’s the wide receiver position. You could have athletes built like Greek gods, with the speed and fluidity of a cheetah, and all the college production you could ask for, only to watch them turn into complete flops when they get to the NFL.
Don’t believe us? Go back and take a look for yourself. For every one stud receiver you’ll find that was selected with a first round pick in the draft, you can probably find three more busts – who we all thought were “can’t-miss” guys when they were drafted.
If you need even more proof, take a look at this list of 32 of the most disastrous first round picks at wide receiver.