Not easy to separate elite from ordinary

Because there are so many variables to consider, scouting WRs has become a maddening task for NFL teams, writes Todd McShay.

Originally Published: March 23, 2007
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
Productive NFL wide receivers come in many different sizes, shapes and speeds. Just take a look at the wide receivers who led the NFL in catches last season. Sure, Houston's Andre Johnson fits the mold as the league leader with 103 receptions. After all, the former No. 3 overall pick (2003) checks in at 6-foot-3 and 219 pounds with 4.4 speed. But how do you explain Mike Furrey, a former undrafted free agent in 2000, hauling in the second-most passes (98) in 2006?