I'm of the belief that unless you feel like a guy is going to definitely be your #1 receiver for years to come, you should not draft him in Round 1.
There have been 30 WRs taken in Round 1 since 2000, and of course 30 of them have not lived up to being No. 1s based on that standard.
I would say a handful of players have managed to do so in Fitzgerald, Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, and Santana Moss. But the rest of the top WRs taken since that span have all been 2nd, 3rd, and later round picks such as Chad Johnson, Steve Smith, Darrell Jackson, Coles, etc.
Then you have some borderline guys like Burress and Koren Robinson, who have had some good years, but neither has been a consistent and reliable threat. I would state that if those two guys could be consistent No. 1s this year, I would start to reverse my believe that that both were 1st round reaches.
You have a number of #1 guys that it may be too early to close the book on them like Lee Evans, Roy Williams, Mike Clayton, Mark Clayton, Jenkins, Roddy White, and Javon Walker, Braylon Edwards, etc. but in truth probably only half of those guys will wind up living up to their potential.
The truth is I thought Jenkins had #1 potential, but didn't have the drive or determination to work at it from what I saw in him in college. I think he was a reach in Round 1, and I still believe that even if he does turn out to be better than guys like Reggie Williams and Woods. But I also realize that it was highly doubtful Jenkins would have lasted past pick #35.
I think Roddy has the potential to live up to that billing, but as I've stated several times before, I don't think Roddy is going to be a true No. 1 in the sense that guys like Chad Johnson, Steve Smith, and Fitzgerald are, but a No. 1 to this team more in value than production. I think he's going to be much closer to Terance Mathis in that regard, in that he has a lot of value to this team, but on a league-wide basis he is not considered to be in the upper echelon.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.