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Defending Courtney Taylor

People who bash Courtney Taylor after his poor showing in two career starts have no sense of history or perspective on player development. Let's review, pick Taylor's line from this list. (Here's a hint. Player K was notorious for his drops his first season.)

Player A: 5 receptions, 52 yards, 0 TDs

Player B: 4 receptions, 53 yards, 0 TDs

Player C: 4 receptions, 39 yards, 0 TDs

Player D: 5 receptions, 52 yards, 1 TD

Player E: 1 reception, 33 yards, 1 TD

Player F: 3 receptions, 77 yards, 0 TDs

Player G: 5 receptions, 82 yards, 1 TD

Player H: 3 receptions, 59 yards, 0 TDs

Player I: 2 receptions, 40 yards, 0 TDs

Player J: 5 receptions, 48 yards, 0 TDs

Player K: 6 receptions, 102 yards, 0 TDs

Player L: 5 receptions, 87 yards, 0 TDs

Player M: 5 receptions, 62 yards, 1 TD

Player N: 5 receptions, 73 yards, 1 TD

Player O: 1 reception, 17 yards, 0 TDs

Player P: 3 receptions, 70 yards, 0 TDs

Player Q: 9 receptions, 88 yards, 0 TDs

Should I belabor this point further? I didn't do much more than pick top wide receivers at random and remove the small handful who actually did have a gangbusters start to their career. Taylor's line is not among the best. It's somewhere in the lower half. I guess he's probably not going to be as good as most of these guys. Might as well cut him now.

A. Chad Johnson

B. Reggie Wayne

C. Courtney Taylor

D. Roddy White

E. Vincent Jackson

F. Lee Evans

G. Hines Ward

H. Bernard Berrian

I. Derrick Mason

J. Amani Toomer

K. Jerry Rice

L. Plaxico Burress

M. Bobby Engram

N. Laveranues Coles

O. Santana Moss

P. Rod Smith

Q. Keyshawn Johnson