Well, I'm glad that other people are seeing what I'm seeing. I ended up drafting him my #1 without thinking too much about it, and now I've seen my mistake.
With Wayne you've got a very capable QB throwing to him, so he should be ranked higher. Ward, though having an off year, has a steady QB who no longer has Plaxico to throw to. I suppose he's as risky as AJ, but he at least has more cred. Jackson is steadily productive, and with K-Rob gone, he'll get the ball from the inconsistent but effective Hasselbeck.
As the points before have illustrated, AJ has a lot working against him. I don't see what those 'experts' were thinking, even if he's a very talented player.