Schemes, team needs play large role in wide receiver decisions

What's the best way to evaluate a wide receiver? Floyd Reese looks at five questions teams must ask themselves before they sign or draft a receiver.

Originally Published: March 25, 2008
By Floyd Reese | ESPN.com

Scouting and, more importantly, drafting or signing a wide receiver are among the biggest NFL crapshoots. A quality group of receivers will improve a team's running game, its quarterback's effectiveness and ultimately the win-loss record.

The hard part for NFL teams is figuring out exactly which players are right for their systems. The evaluation process involves much more than height, weight, speed, hands, character and production.

Here are five questions teams must ...

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