Here is further proof that scouting isn't an exact science: DeSean Jackson was the seventh wide receiver taken in the 2008 draft. A look at Jackson's stats, compared with the six wideouts selected ahead of him:

Donnie Avery, 2nd round, 33rd pick by St. Louis; Ht: 5-11; Wt: 192; Speed: 4.46; School: Houston; 2009 totals: 43 rec, 542 yds, 5 TDs, 19.0-yd kick return average; 2-year totals: 96 rec, 1216 yds, 8 TDs

Devin Thomas, 2nd round, 34th pick by Washington; Ht: 6-2, Wt: 216, Speed: 4.54; School: Michigan State; 2009 totals: 25 rec., 325 yds, 3 TDs, 23.6-yd kick return avg; 2-year totals: 40 rec, 445 yds, 3 TDs

Jordy Nelson, 2nd round, 36th pick by Green Bay; Ht: 6-3; Wt: 217, Speed: 4.54; School: Kansas State; 2009 totals: 20 rec, 252 yds, 2 TDs, 24.5-yd kick-return avg; 2-year totals: 53 rec, 618 yds, 4 TDs

James Hardy, 2nd round, 41st pick by Buffalo; Ht: 6-5, Wt: 217, Speed: 4.54; School: Indiana; 2009 totals: 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 TDs; 2-year totals: 9 rec, 87 yds, 2 TDs

Eddie Royal, 2nd round, 42nd pick by Denver; Ht: 5-10, Wt: 184, Speed: 4.45; School: Virginia Tech; 2009 totals: 37 rec, 345 yds, 0 TDs, 11.2-yd kick-return avg; 2-year-totals: 128 rec, 1325 yds, 5 TDs

Jerome Simpson, 2nd round, 46th pick by Cincinnati; Ht: 6-2, Wt: 200; Speed: 4.45; School: Coastal Carolina; 2009 totals: 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 0 TDs; 2-year totals: 1 rec, 2 yds, 0 TDs

DeSean Jackson, 2nd round, 49th pick by Eagles; Ht: 5-10; Wt: 169; Speed: 4.39; School: California; 2009 totals: 56 rec, 1087 yds, 8 TDs, 17.3-yd kick-return avg; 2-year totals: 118 rec, 1999 yds, 10 TDs.