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Wide receivers take time to catch on

NFL teams love to draft wide receivers in the first round. However, history shows that's not always the best idea.

Updated: April 4, 2002, 5:40 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Editor's note: Over the next two weeks, Len Paquarelli will roll out his position-by-position analysis of draft prospects along with rankings for each postion. Thursday it's wide receivers. Click here for his wide receiver rankings.

For the several teams considering using their first-round selections on wide receivers in this year's NFL draft, yet another lottery assessed to be chock full of talented pass-catchers, heed this cautionary alarm: Caveat emptor.

Buyer beware.

Even ...

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