(I posted this on a couple of boards, so sorry if you've already seen it!) It's interesting to look back at the '04 draft, which is notable not only because of the Eli Manning draft-and-trade but also the crop of WRs that came out of that first round (7 total). Some turned out to be what they were expected to be, others are on the verge of being out of the league. They say it takes three full seasons for a WR to adjust to the NFL and really hit his prime. Snapshot time? Pick # 3 - Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals Has 230 catches, 3135 yards, and 24 TDs in three seasons. Pretty remarkable considering he's been playing in the desert, where careers often go to die. First one taken, and probably with good reason. Pick # 7 - Roy Williams, Lions Has 181 catches, 2814 yards, and 23 TDs in three seasons. Another good pick. At least Detriot hit on one. Pick # 9 - Reggie Williams, Jaguars Has 114 catches, 1329 yards, and 5 TDs in three seasons. Inconsistent, but how much of that is due to the shaky QB situation? His numbers are just OK, especially for a first rounder. Pick # 13 - Lee Evans, Buffalo Has 178 catches, 2878 yards, and 24 TDs in three seasons. After Fitzy, is the best of this class, IMO. If he played for a better team in a bigger market, you'd definitely hear more about him. Great vertical guy... fast, and locates the ball well. Could be dangerous if Losman improves. Pick # 15 - Michael Clayton, Bucaneers Has 145 catches, 1921 yards, and 8 TDs in three seasons. His numbers are jacked up by a great rookie year (80 grabs, 1193 yards). Has just over 30 catches in the past two seasons. I don't recall if part of that is due to injury or not, but IMO it doesn't matter. Staying on the field is part of being a great player. Pick # 29 - Michael Jenkins, Falcons Has 82 catches, 1063 yards, and 10 TDs in three seasons. Those numbers would look good if it were a single year! The fact that it took him three to put up #1 WR-type numbers is probably not a good sign. Has also had Mike Vick throwing him the ball, so you've got to take that into account as well. Pick # 31 - Rashaun Woods, 49ers Has a whopping 7 catches, 160 yards, and 1 TD in three seasons. Lasted only two with the 49ers and toiled at the bottom of the Chargers' depth chart last season. I believe he's currently looking for work, but I get more hits googling my own name than his. So, in hindsight (always easy), I would put them in this order: 1. Fitzgerald 2. Evans 3. Roy Williams 4a. Clayton 4b. Reggie Williams 6. Jenkins 7. Woods Clayton and Reggie Williams are a tie for 4th, IMO. What do you guys think?