Holmes, Clayton more proof of late first-round receiving gold

Wide receivers chosen late in the first round tend to do just as well as those taken with the first few picks. The Steelers' Santonio Holmes and the Ravens' Mark Clayton seem to be just the latest examples.

Originally Published: November 2, 2007
By Aaron Schatz | FootballOutsiders.com

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are fierce rivals with a lot in common.

Each team is built around defense and the running game. Each team has a dedicated blue-collar fanbase. And each team pairs a veteran wide receiver with a youngster recently drafted near the end of the first round.

Top pick wideouts like Calvin Johnson and Ted Ginn Jr. get the most attention when they enter the NFL, but this year's leading rookie wideout actually is a player chosen in ...

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