It doesn't always happen instantly for NFL rookies.
In fact, first-year players are seemingly shedding the bust label rather than suffering a sophomore slump at an increased percentage as of late.
This season served up a couple good examples at wideout. The Los Angeles Chargers made Mike Williams the seventh overall pick in 2017, and he caught just 11 passes in 10 games as a rookie. Fast forward to his sophomore year, and Williams hauled in 43 receptions for 664 yards and 10 touchdowns in the regular season.
Or look at two picks later: Cincinnati Bengals receiver John Ross couldn't stay on the field in his first year, getting just one touch all season.