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Johnson might be worth top pick

Although history might suggest that you don't need to take a wide receiver at the top of the draft, Calvin Johnson could end up being historically good, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: April 18, 2007, 2:52 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Prone to exaggerate the physical attributes of just about any player they are asked to evaluate publicly, scouts seem to have gone absolutely head over heels with hyperbole in assessing Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson, the highest-rated prospect on most NFL franchises' draft boards.

Even in a business in which excessive praise is an inherent element of the pre-draft posturing process, talent scouts have resorted to terms typically reserved for priceless diamonds in assaying Johnson's ...

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