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Draft Habits: NFL Teams Covet LBs, Duped By False Temptress WRs

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Even the greatest of all wide receivers will touch the ball only five to six times per game. Jerry Rice, for example, universally proclaimed the best ever at the position, touched the ball only five times per game. And the concept of an elite speedy receiver "stretching the field" fast enough to open up things underneath is empirically invalid. After all, that speed of 0.2 seconds per 40 yards faster than an average receiver means little in a game in which a QB has only 3 seconds to get the ball off.

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