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Grading the Rookie Receivers of 2008 - and their fantasy impact

Anyone who has played fantasy football knows that drafting rookies and expecting a fantasy impact in their first year is a hit or miss proposition.  The 2008 season was no different than any other with rookie wide receivers, who are known to have a bigger impact in their second or third year - and that theory held true again in 2008.

The Fantasy Sports Forum grades the top rookie wide receivers from 2008, with the round and overall position on where they were drafted.  Each player received a grade based on their fantasy impact.  The players are listed in the order of where they were picked in the NFL Draft.

DeSean Jackson, Eagles: 2/49
Jackson caught the attention of the national audience in an early season game when he threw away the ball before entering the end zone in one of the stupidest acts of 2008  However, his talent as a game-breaker with his blazing speed is undeniable.  Due to injuries to the Eagles front line receivers, Jackson ended up starting all but one game.  He produced with 946 receiving yards on 63 receptions.  Solid numbers, but he only reached the end zone three times (two receiving, one rushing)
Grade: B+

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