Blackmon, Floyd would do well to avoid fate of most top-10 WRs
When it comes to drafting wide receivers high in the first round, pickin' ain't easy. For every seemingly can't-miss prospect like Calvin Johnson, there lurk major whiffs like Charles Rogers and Mike Williams -- and not just for Detroit. What's worse, there's always a more lightly regarded prospect lower in the draft (like the Texans' Kevin Walter, a seventh-rounder of the Giants in 2003) or on the street (like the Patriots' Wes Welker, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chargers the next year) who is destined to enjoy the kind of success that makes you wonder who's running your favorite team's war room.
This year, Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon looks like a lock to be taken in the top 10, and Notre Dame's Michael Floyd could join him. While the jury's still out on the Bengals' AJ Green and the Falcons' Julio Jones, the last two top-10 receivers, both selected in 2011, there's no doubt that the arrow is pointed up for both. Their predecessors, however, were a different story -- one the following info makes plain: