The last 10 years of first round WR's.... FAR more *average players* or busts than greats (30 of the last 41 WR have not put up NUMBERS worthy of their draft position IMO). Obviously there is still time for some of the guys drafted the last few years, but as of now below in BOLD are the ones that HAVE NOT lived up to expectations to this point IMO... Wow... I really didn't know this was going to be the results when I started looking...
2011 AJ Green, Gerogia (4th pick Cincinnati) Julio Jones, Alabama (6th pick Atlanta) Jonathon Baldwin, Pitt (26th pick KC)
2010 Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech (22nd pick - Denver) Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State (24th pick - Dallas)
2009 Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland (7th pick - Oakland) Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech (10th pick - San Francisco) Jeremy Maclin, Missouri (19th pick - Philadelphia) Percy Harvin, Florida (22nd pick - Minnesota) Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina (29th pick - NY Giants) Kenny Britt, Rutgers (30th pick - Tennessee)
2008 No wide receivers selected in first round.
2007 Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech (2nd pick - Detroit) Ted Ginn, Jr., Ohio State (9th pick – Miami) Dwayne Bowe, LSU (23rd pick - Kansas City) Robert Meachem, Tennessee (27th pick - New Orleans) Craig Davis, LSU (30th pick - San Diego) Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio State (32nd pick- Indianapolis)
2006 Santonio Holmes, Ohio State (25th pick - Pittsburgh)
2005 Braylon Edwards, Michigan (3rd pick – Cleveland) Troy Williamson, South Carolina (7th pick – Minnesota) Mike Williams, USC (10th pick – Detroit) Matt Jones, Arkansas (21st pick – Jacksonville) Mark Clayton, Oklahoma (22nd pick – Baltimore) Roddy White, UAB (27th pick – Atlanta)
2004 Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh (3rd pick – Arizona) Roy Williams, Texas (7th pick – Detroit) Reggie Williams, Washington (9th pick – Jacksonville) Michael Jenkins, Ohio State (29th pick – Atlanta) Rashaun Woods, Oklahoma State (31st pick – San Francisco)
2003 Charles Rogers, Michigan State (2nd pick – Detroit) Andre Johnson, Miami-FL (3rd pick – Houston) Bryant Johnson, Penn State (17th pick – Arizona) 2002 Donte Stallworth, Tennessee (13th pick, New Orleans) Ashley Lelie, Hawaii (19th pick - Denver) Javon Walker, Florida State (20th pick – Green Bay)
2001 David Terrell, Michigan (8th pick – Chicago) Koren Robinson, NC State (9th pick – Seattle) Rod Gardner, Clemson (15th pick – Washington) Santana Moss, Miami-FL (16th pick - NY Jets) Freddie Mitchell, UCLA (25th pick – Philadelphia) Reggie Wayne, Miami-FL (30th pick – Indianapolis)
[ Edited by Pick6 on Feb 14, 2012 at 2:01 PM ]