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Once a 'crapshoot,' finding wide receivers in NFL draft 'is easier now'

Once a 'crapshoot,' finding wide receivers in NFL draft 'is easier now'

It was 10 years ago when wide receiver Mark Clayton arrived in Baltimore and embraced the expectations that came with being a first-round NFL draft pick. Over five seasons, Clayton averaged 47 catches and 623 yards and caught 12 touchdown passes. He led the Ravens in receiving just once and failed to make the dynamic impact that both the team and the player had hoped for after he was the 22nd overall pick in 2005. "I wanted to make a difference and I absolutely felt like that would happen. But the way the ball is being tossed around nowadays is different than it was back then," Clayton said in a phone interview with The Baltimore Sun. "Our system was different, our...

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