It's true that it might be tough to come close to the production that some of those players had in their first year in the NFL, but that shouldn't scare off any general manager from drafting a pass catcher in the first round.
"It seemed like it was boom or bust, and we can go through the Mike Williams, Troy Williamson, Darrius Heyward-Bey and all the risk involved," Jeremiah said on NFL Network's "Path to the Draft." "Then last year, we hit on all these guys. This year, I think they're some of the safest players in the draft, which you never would have said before.
"These guys are clean players," he said. "They've got high character and check every box."
In his latest mock draft, NFL Media analyst Charles Davis believes as many as five wideouts could go in the first round. In addition to White and Cooper, Louisville's DeVante Parker is widely viewed as a lock to be drafted on the first night, and Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham, Arizona State's Jaelen Strong, Ohio State's Devin Smith and even hybrid tight end/receiver Devin Funchess will each be given strong consideration.
Based on last year and the tape the incoming class has, Jeremiah appears to be right that NFL franchises can't go wrong if they pick up a wide receiver early or often in this year's draft.