After that, there are some good options, but no one who is talented enough to step right in with a team and be the No. 1 guy like Blackmon will be.
As deep as the 2012 class of free-agent wide receivers is, it is just the opposite for the rookie class coming in.
That, by no means, is a slam on the class as a whole.
If you look back on the 2008 draft, not one wide receiver was selected in the first round. Yet out of that class, guys like Jordy Nelson, DeSean Jackson, Eddie Royal, Mario Manningham and a guy by the name of Steve Johnson—taken way down in the seventh round—have all made impacts in the league.
Some of the following players can develop into No. 1 receivers—and some can even make immediate impacts—but for others, it will take time to become major contributors for the teams that select them.