2010 Fantasy Football: NFL Wide Receiver Three-Year Rule

February 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There is a common notion in the NFL . You can draft a wide receiver in the first round, but banking on him being an immediate impact player is like hoping to win the lottery.
It's just a rarity, is all.
Even Calvin Johnson wasn't a home run hit in his rookie season. Neither were Larry Fitzgerald, Javon Walker, and so many others.
It's very rare that teams are blessed with an Anquan Boldin who catches 101 passes in his first year, or Randy Moss who grabs 17 touchdowns.
The fact is, more often than not, receivers need time to learn how to beat press and man coverages, read defenses, run the full route tree, gain chemistry with their quarterbacks, block, and learn the entire offense.
Basically, they have to be a quarterback, but also catch passes and learn to take hits at a whole new level of play for 16 games.
And on top of all that, they're drafted to be saviors for a drowning receiving corps? Yikes.
While that all sounds scary, we're not heading into ...

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