Following up on our post earlier about drafting wide receivers in the first round and the strike/bust ratio, we'll look at the history of the position in the second round.
It doesn't get better.
There was an amazing run on wideouts in the second round of the draft last year as 10 were selected. Denver's Eddie Royal and Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson enjoyed breakout rookie seasons both on offense and special teams. St. Louis' Donnie Avery also had a terrific season in a broken-down offense. The jury is out on the rest of the bunch.
Since the 2000 draft, a span of nine drafts, 41 wide receivers have been selected in the second round. Three of them have gone to the Pro Bowl as a receiver with Cincinnati's Chad Ocho Cinco and Arizona's Anquan Boldin being the standouts. Some of these names you probably forgot long ago.
A look at the list:
Mark Bradley, Bears
Anquan Boldin, 3 Pro Bowls
Antwaan Randle El
Chad Johnson (that is what he was called when he was drafted), 5 Pro Bowls
Chris Chambers, 1 Pro Bowl