WR as a position has the highest failure rate in the draft, and 1st round WRs tend to be boom or bust.
There is a TON of evidence to support this on the 49ers and on other teams. Back when Baalke was a scout he said he didn't think it was ever a good idea to spend a 1st round pick on a WR ... he didn't take his own advice.
The 49ers spent a top 10 pick on JJ Stokes one year, the next year spent a late 3rd on TO ... one worked a LOT better than the other (until he went insane).
Another example ... make a list of the 49ers great WRs in the last 30 years. It's not a very long list.
BTW, the Giants had Victor Cruz on the roster for a year before they figured out he could play, so nobody really knows who is going to be a star and who is going to be a dud.
[ Edited by Scoots on Aug 16, 2013 at 3:03 PM ]