On the Receiving End: A Look Back at Last Decade’s First-Round Wideouts

May 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"Ugh, I can't believe we passed on a receiver." That's the sentiment many NFL Fans express every year when their favorite team passes on the superstar receiver of that year's draft. In 2010, 21 teams passed on the prospect of selecting a wide receiver in the first round. Demaryius Thomas, a junior from Georgia Tech, was taken with the No. 22 selection by the Broncos while Dez Bryant went just two picks later to the Cowboys. That's right, just two first-round receivers in this year's NFL Draft. It's surprising considering the NFL is evolving into a pass-heavy league nowadays. You can blame it on the talent available at wide receiver this year or you could possibly blame it on the lack of success of so many recent first round receivers. Yes, the dreadful bust syndrome spares no position, but it has especially taken it's toll on the wide receivers selected in round one recently. Last decade produced a lot of stinkers as far as first-round receivers go but it also had its fair sh...

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