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Young DBs snap into action

In the draft, WRs were the rage, but it has been the rookie DBs who have thrived

Originally Published: October 3, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

In April, wide receivers were the rage.

Thirteen receivers were drafted in the first three rounds. Justin Blackmon, Michael Floyd, Kendall Wright and A.J. Jenkins went in the first. To keep up, the Cleveland Browns even used a second-round supplemental pick on Josh Gordon.

As great as the 2012 receiving class might be in terms of potential, the cornerback class has been more productive in the first month of the season. Six cornerbacks drafted in 2012 have taken part ...

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