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Offenses could suffer early in 2011

Originally Published: April 17, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

If I'm right about what I'm feeling, the 2011 NFL season -- if it starts on time -- will get off to a slow start offensively.

The seven quarterbacks who may go in the first 1½ rounds of this month's draft figure to be more developmental than functional in their rookie seasons. Only two wide receivers and only one running back (and possibly no tight ends) project to go in the first round.

Rookie impact on offense might be minimal. Offensive skill positions are being ...

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