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The leaguewide effort to revive the punt return game was reflected in the inordinate number of return specialists chosen in this year's draft.

Originally Published: May 19, 2006
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

For every action, it seems there is always a reaction in the NFL, and that was reflected in the uncharacteristically large number of return specialists chosen in this year's draft.

Beginning with the selection of Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush (New Orleans) with the second overall pick, through the final choice in the lottery, Maine wide receiver Kevin McMahan(Oakland), there was an unprecedented grab on prospects with standout return skills.

Players such as defensive backs Danieal ...

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