From 2005-2011, there were 36 wideouts taken between picks 60 and 100 of the draft. That spans the very late second round all the way to the early fourth. Here's what we can learn from those picks:
- Only four started at least six games. None started more than nine.
- 25 of 36 played in at least 10 games.
- Only two had at least 40 catches. Only 15 had at least 20. Thirteen had fewer than 10 catches.
- Only three had at least 600 yards receiving, and just six had 400 yards.
- Two had six touchdowns, but only eight had more than one.
- The average performance was 17 catches, 224 yards, and just under one touchdown each.
Don't stop reading there--Nate has a few notable exceptions you may want to know about.
Well, most receivers grabbed in that spot turn out to be 3rd WR's on teams at best their first year, so the numbers make a ton of sense.
I think Hilton will have a decent impact on special teams his first year and that will be where a ton of his value comes. Good for the Colts they will be able to get more than a pass catcher from this pick, hopefully that will help out his value as a first year WR.