Fewer first-round gambles expected this year

Even though WR has been a popular first-round selection, teams traditionally have gotten very little production from rookie wideouts.

Updated: April 22, 2006, 8:35 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

With the seventh overall selection in last year's draft, the Minnesota Vikings chose South Carolina wide receiver Troy Williamson, a player they paid $11.34 million in bonuses and first-year base salary. Williamson produced 24 catches, 372 yards and two touchdowns.

Twenty-eight picks later, with the third slot in the second round, the Philadelphia Eagles took University of Georgia wide receiver Reggie Brown. How did his rookie statistics compare to those of Williamson? Well, he caught 19 ...

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