I really wanted Travis Wilson to catch on with the Cleveland Browns. Selected in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Wilson spent two seasons with the team and only recorded 2 catches for 32 yards. It seemed like he was having a great training camp in his third year with the team, but he failed to make the final cut.
At least players like James Jackson and Travis Prentice had some reps. We didn't even get to see what Wilson had to offer on gameday, and it's not like we had a dynamite receiving corp in front of him.
On the day of the draft, Wilson proclaimed that he was the "best receiver in the draft." Looking back at the 2006 draft class, he might have actually had a point -- overall, it has turned out to be a pretty weak class, producing only four notable names in Santonio Holmes, Greg Jennings, Brandon Marshall, and Marques Colston. The problem was that Wilson was included in the "weak" bunch of players, not the elite three. He staged a brief holdout...as a third rounder, and missed the first few days of training camp in his rookie year. Two years of dropping passes in camp on a regular basis held his playing time back, and when he did start to do better in year three, apparently it was too late.
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