As some prognosticators predicted, Demaryius Thomas was picked before Dez Bryant.
Teams went defense heavy during much of the draft, making for many believed skill player values at the end of the draft.
Whether those skill players deserved higher picks or got what they deserved remains to be seen. We’ll know more soon enough, and we’ll take plenty of fantasy guesses before we get any official word. You know us.
For now, let’s take at every wide receiver picked in the 2010 draft, ordered by overall selection:
2010 NFL Draft — Wide receivers
1st Round (22) Denver Broncos — Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech
1st Round (24) Dallas Cowboys — Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
2nd Round (39) Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Arrelious Benn, Illinois
2nd Round (60) Seattle Seahawks — Golden Tate, Notre Dame
3rd Round (77) Tennessee Titans — Damian Williams, USC
3rd Round (78) Carolina Panthers — Brandon LaFell, Lousiana State
3rd Round (82) Pittsburgh Steelers — Emmanuel Sanders, Southern Methodist
3rd Round(84) Cincinnati Bengals — Jordan Shipley, Texas
3rd Round(87) Denver Broncos — Eric Decker, Minnesota
3rd Round (88) Arizona Cardinals — Andre Roberts, Citadel
3rd Round (90) New England Patriots — Taylor Price, Ohio
4th Round(99) St Louis Rams — Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati
4th Round(101) Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Mike Williams, Syracuse
4th Round (107) Buffalo Bills — Marcus Easley, Connecticut
4th Round (108) Oakland Raiders — Jacoby Ford, Clemson
5th Round (156) Baltimore Ravens — David Reed, Utah
5th Round (159) Philadelphia Eagles — Riley Cooper, Florida
5th Round (165) Atlanta Falcons — Kerry Meier, Kansas
6th Round (177) Cleveland Browns — Carlton Mitchell, South Florida
6th Round (191) Cincinnati Bengals — Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas
6th Round (195) Pittsburgh Steelers — Antonio Brown, Central Michigan
6th Round (198) Carolina Panthers — David Gettis, Baylor
6th Round (206) San Francisco 49ers — Kyle Williams, Arizona State
7th Round (219) Washington Redskins — Terrence Austin, UCLA
7th Round (222) Tennessee Titans — Marc Mariani, Montana
7th Round (245) Seattle Seahawks — Jameson Konz, Kent State
7th Round (255) Detroit Lions — Tim Toone, Weber State*
*Toone was the last choice in the draft and honored as Mr. Irrelevant.