Raiders Draft: Receiver More Important Than Defensive Front?


Published: April 14, 2009


... be more pressing come draft day. What are the odds of getting a stud Pro-Bowl/All-Pro wide receiver on the second day of the draft? Just off looking at the last six years, those odds are SLIM.


The WR spot is a "home-run" spot where playmakers are needed. From looking at this list below, you’ll notice that a huge portion of Pro-Bowlers are first round talents. 10 of the following 21 players came out of the first round! The other 11 were spread out through Rounds 2-7 (Undrafted). Is it our turn to hit it big again?


Since 2004 here's the list of Pro Bowl Receivers and where they were drafted:

First Rounders

Randy Moss, six time Pro Bowl, 21st overall pick  *four time All-Pro

Reggie Wayne, three time Pro Bowl 30th overall pick    *one time All-Pro

Braylon Edwards. once, second overall pick

Larry Fitzge...

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