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souza
02-23-2010, 04:20 PM
Hello, my fellow draft junkies, with the NFL Draft coming up in April, I will be counting down the top 50 draft classes of the past decade, including a recap of player contributions (or lack thereof), individual awards and accolades, team performances, overall draft class analysis, and the team's "Perfect Draft" in retrospect... Stay posted! The countdown will continue on a daily or nearly daily basis...

souza
02-23-2010, 04:21 PM
No. 50 Green Bay Packers 2002

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2720969/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
02-23-2010, 05:04 PM
No. 49 San Francisco 49ers, 2007

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2720849/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

Halsey
02-23-2010, 05:15 PM
I'm not clicking on that.

FUNBUNCHER
02-23-2010, 05:31 PM
The 1989 NFL drafter was monster!!

Troy Aikman, Deion Sanders, Barry Sanders, Tony Mandarich, Derrick Thomas,

Broderick Thomas, Tim Worley, Eric Hill, Trace Armstrong, Eric Metcalf,

Andy Heck, Steve Atwater, Andre Rison, Daryl Johnston, Carnell Lake,

Steve Wisniewski, Bubba McDowell, Don Beebe, Rodney Peete, David Griggs, Mark Schlereth, Steve Walsh and Timm Rosenbach.

IMO the greatest draft post-1979.

RealityCheck
02-23-2010, 05:49 PM
I'm not clicking on that.
Stop being an a** and support the guy.

souza
02-23-2010, 07:35 PM
Appreciate the support... just trying to get some draft debate going, Ive really enjoyed going back and scrutinizing the best drafts of the past decade.

No. 48 Miami Dolphins, 2008

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2720863/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

superman
02-23-2010, 07:40 PM
i think it'd be a lot more appealing if you put the picks/players in a chart for each year

souza
02-24-2010, 07:44 AM
No. 47 Atlanta Falcons, 2008

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2721077/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

wicket
02-24-2010, 10:46 AM
No. 47 Atlanta Falcons, 2008

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2721077/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

bit early but I think in a year or five down the road this class will be quite a bit further up the list

souza
02-24-2010, 04:41 PM
Yeah Ryan is the real deal, in 5 years the Falcons' class will have moved up considerably.

souza
02-24-2010, 05:27 PM
No. 46 Tennessee Titans, 2006

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2721209/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

wogitalia
02-24-2010, 08:45 PM
I fully expect the Peterson draft will be top 10!

That is my early call but that may be a little optimistic. Certainly top 50 though, anytime you get a top 2 RB and top 10ish WR you have done something right. Solid DE to boot.

rainbeaukid2
02-24-2010, 10:40 PM
#1 is obviously the year that the steelers drafted 3 hall of famers

mqtirishfan
02-24-2010, 10:52 PM
#1 is obviously the year that the steelers drafted 3 hall of famers

That happened this decade? Damn.

mqtirishfan
02-24-2010, 10:57 PM
No. 50 Green Bay Packers 2002

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2720969/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

What ever happened to Marques Anderson. I loved that guy his rookie year.

LonghornsLegend
02-24-2010, 11:42 PM
Stop being an a** and support the guy.

He's not being an ass. If he wants to post stuff like this why not just post it in the thread, instead of using the site to boost hits on his?

niel89
02-24-2010, 11:49 PM
I didn't even realize that this was only the past decade. That makes it a little more interesting.

SloppyJoe
02-25-2010, 07:43 AM
i wonder where you will put The Bucs draft from 1995, where we draftet 2 future HOF'er. Mr. Brooks and Mr. Sapp


edit
i just read now that it's only for the last decade

still it was a good draft in 1995 for the Bucs ;)

souza
02-25-2010, 06:35 PM
No. 45 Atlanta Falcons, 2001

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2722777/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

Phillysteeler
02-26-2010, 02:32 AM
I like the rankings thus far except the Falcons 2001 draft. I would disagree with ranking it in the top fifty just because they essentially gave up LT to take Vick. Also the fact that Vick was the top pick and they had to draft a new franchise quarterback within 7 years of drafting Vick. They also traded Matt Schaub to keep Vick and Schaub has turned into a pretty good quarterback.

Pat Sims 90
02-26-2010, 02:51 AM
I like the rankings thus far except the Falcons 2001 draft. I would disagree with ranking it in the top fifty just because they essentially gave up LT to take Vick. Also the fact that Vick was the top pick and they had to draft a new franchise quarterback within 7 years of drafting Vick. They also traded Matt Schaub to keep Vick and Schaub has turned into a pretty good quarterback.

Yea but they did not know all that stuff was going to go down with Vick and they had to trade Schaub he was going to leave as a FA anyway so they wanted to atleast get something out of him

Stranger
02-26-2010, 03:03 AM
I like the rankings thus far except the Falcons 2001 draft. I would disagree with ranking it in the top fifty just because they essentially gave up LT to take Vick. Also the fact that Vick was the top pick and they had to draft a new franchise quarterback within 7 years of drafting Vick. They also traded Matt Schaub to keep Vick and Schaub has turned into a pretty good quarterback.


There have only been 320 total draft classes in this decade so it's not like being in the top 50 means the draft has to be that good.

What are you using to rank these drafts? Or is it done on personal opinion?

akvikefan89
02-26-2010, 03:21 AM
Vikings draft of Adrian Peterson and Sidney Rice was the shizzle.

Phillysteeler
02-26-2010, 04:12 AM
Yea but they did not know all that stuff was going to go down with Vick and they had to trade Schaub he was going to leave as a FA anyway so they wanted to atleast get something out of him

I realize all that but looking back the amount they ended up losing was not worth the short term gain of having Vick. At the time what they did seemed like good moves, but based on what we know today, the moves were not that good.

souza
02-26-2010, 08:03 AM
LT obviously would have been the better alternative for a variety of reasons, but I think the Falcons deserve to be on the list. Regardless of his proficiency as a passer, Vick was a marketing dream, created unprecedented buzz for Falcons football, and was a winner on the field. Also like I said in my article, you cant forget that for a period of time Alge Crumpler was the most productive tight end in the NFC, a very difficult draft class to rank but I think they accomplished enough to be in the top 50, regardless of Vick's doggy day care.

souza
02-27-2010, 07:59 AM
No. 44 Cincinnati Bengals, 2003

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2726859/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

zachsaints52
02-27-2010, 09:28 AM
Saints 2006 Draft- #1

Pick6TheSaintWay
02-27-2010, 07:38 PM
Saints 2006 Draft- #1

Oh but of course, that whole off-season is the best of the decade! The reason we are the final superbowl champions of the decade.

souza
02-28-2010, 07:17 AM
No. 43 Arizona Cardinals, 2003

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2736565/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

ryno626
02-28-2010, 05:49 PM
The Pats 03 draft was sexy...Ty Warren, Eugene Wilson, Asante Samuel, Dan Koppen

thule
02-28-2010, 05:56 PM
Dallas 2008 is going to be top 10 I bet.

Felix Jones - electric
Mike Jenkins - top 3 CB in NFC
Martellus Bennett - start for most teams
Tashard Choice - Could start for half NFL teams
Orlando Scandrick - solid nickel guy

5 huge role players that play over 50% of the snaps on a team that went to the playoffs is a damn good draft class.

Stranger
02-28-2010, 08:33 PM
The Cardinals' "Perfect Draft" in Retrospect
(Keeping actual trades, only players of same position are eligible)
No. 17 - WR Anquan Boldin, No. 18 - DE Robert Mathis, No. 54 - WR Nate Burleson, No. 70 - LB Cato June, No. 177 Kris Dielman (Undrafted), No. 210 - LB Gary Brackett (Undrafted).

I guess it's because you made it only players of the same position are eligible but it seems weird that our perfect draft involves us taking Boldin a round earlier than where we actually picked him. Also Osi Umenyiora > Calvin Pace and Mathis. Pace was garbage for us and on the verge of being cut until his final year when he showed he could function as a 3-4 OLB.

Edit: We had pick 141 as well.

souza
03-01-2010, 08:08 AM
No. 42 New York Jets, 2007

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2736319/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-01-2010, 08:10 AM
I guess it's because you made it only players of the same position are eligible but it seems weird that our perfect draft involves us taking Boldin a round earlier

Youre right... since I stuck to positions I had the team draft the best receiver available with the first pick and burleson with the other one... Mathis and Umenyiora is close, Ill take the more consistent contributor in retrospect but a case could be made for either. Mathis +9.5 sacks in 5 different seasons and twice as many forced fumbles as umenyiora.

Addict
03-01-2010, 08:15 AM
#1 - All Millen Era drafts by the Lions.

souza
03-02-2010, 07:05 AM
No. 41 Buffalo Bills, 2001

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2736877/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

Poz51
03-02-2010, 12:33 PM
Hello, my fellow draft junkies, with the NFL Draft coming up in April, I will be counting down the top 50 draft classes of the past decade, including a recap of player contributions (or lack thereof), individual awards and accolades, team performances, overall draft class analysis, and the team's "Perfect Draft" in retrospect... Stay posted! The countdown will continue on a daily or nearly daily basis...

I usually dont stroll out into this board, but I was wondering how there have been 50 draft classes of the past decade? If my math serves me, 50 classes in 10 years would be 5 classes a year... I have watched every draft in the last 10+ years but have only seen one each year :D
I like the concept though!

Phillysteeler
03-02-2010, 12:53 PM
I usually dont stroll out into this board, but I was wondering how there have been 50 draft classes of the past decade? If my math serves me, 50 classes in 10 years would be 5 classes a year... I have watched every draft in the last 10+ years but have only seen one each year :D
I like the concept though!

Each team has one draft class per season so over ten years there have been just under 320 classes since the Texans weren't in for the whole ten years

souza
03-02-2010, 05:01 PM
No. 40 Baltimore Ravens, 2008

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2733183/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

StaticGator
03-02-2010, 06:41 PM
Dallas 2008 is going to be top 10 I bet.

Felix Jones - electric
Mike Jenkins - top 3 CB in NFC
Martellus Bennett - start for most teams
Tashard Choice - Could start for half NFL teams
Orlando Scandrick - solid nickel guy

5 huge role players that play over 50% of the snaps on a team that went to the playoffs is a damn good draft class.

Dallas' 2005 class is the best of the decade, IMO. Ware, Spears, Burnett, Barber, Canty, and Ratliff.

Phillysteeler
03-02-2010, 07:38 PM
No. 40 Baltimore Ravens, 2008

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2733183/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

If anybody besides rice and flacco become good this class will be insane but even with just those two its still really good

souza
03-03-2010, 08:03 AM
2005 dallas is a monster...

No. 39 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2006 http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2738087/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

YoJoeBucsFan
03-03-2010, 08:13 AM
I bet there will be no Gruden/Allen Buccaneer draft classes on that list.

Poz51
03-03-2010, 09:00 AM
Each team has one draft class per season so over ten years there have been just under 320 classes since the Texans weren't in for the whole ten years

Yes, I understand that and did not use my inference skills to make that connection until later in the day. I made the comment because the initial post did not include anything to the affect that it was a team draft class, and was trying to inject some humor, and do like the concept. So my apologies to sauza or anyone else who took it the wrong way :p

souza
03-04-2010, 07:56 AM
No prob poz....

Daily Double:

No. 38 Dallas Cowboys, 2002

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2740367/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 37 New York Jets, 2006

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2738381/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-05-2010, 08:02 AM
No. 36 Chicago Bears, 2003

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2749479/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-06-2010, 07:05 AM
No. 35 Washington Redskins, 2000

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2753201/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-07-2010, 06:22 AM
No. 34 Carolina Panthers, 2002

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2750373/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-09-2010, 05:29 AM
No. 33 Indianapolis Colts, 2004

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2767142/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

superman
03-09-2010, 02:49 PM
at 4:30 today on nfl network, the top 10 show is actually about the top 10 draft classes

Saints-Tigers
03-09-2010, 03:09 PM
Number 1:

Reggie Bush
Roman Harper
Jahri Evans
Marques Colston
Zach Strief

MIKE HASSSSSSSZZZZZZZZZZ

souza
03-10-2010, 08:05 AM
saints no. 1 is a little wishful thinking haha...

No. 32 Seattle Seahawks, 2001
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2767572/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 31 Tennessee Titans, 2008
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2760881/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-11-2010, 05:23 AM
30. Indianapolis Colts, 2002

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2768588/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

29. Dallas Cowboys, 2003

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2768796/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-12-2010, 07:58 AM
No. 28 Indianapolis Colts, 2001
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2771440/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 27 Houston Texans, 2006
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2771736/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-13-2010, 05:56 AM
No. 26 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2003
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2775934/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-14-2010, 11:05 AM
No. 25 Minnesota Vikings, 2003
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2772038/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 24 Baltimore Ravens, 2004
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2777972/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

Dam8610
03-14-2010, 01:16 PM
The 2003 Colts draft class has to be Top 10. 3 Pro Bowlers in Dallas Clark, Robert Mathis, and Cato June, and 4 other starters at various points in Mike Doss, Donald Strickland (who actually sealed a division title for the Colts in 2004), Steve Scuillo, and Makoa Freitas (though Freitas was only a spot starter due to injuries). That was an awesome class. The 2006 class should be coming up at some point soon as well with Addai, Bethea, Keiaho, Johnson, Rushing, and (from an outsider perspective I guess) Jennings. I'd be willing to bet the 2009 class will get some consideration in the future as well, with 3 starters already coming from that class, a very solid nickelback/spot starter from UDFA (though I don't know if that counts for this), and the top 2 picks of the class yet to make meaningful contributions. The 2009 class could end up as good or better than the 2003 class.

souza
03-15-2010, 08:53 PM
Thanks for the input, 2003 class definitely yet to come...

No. 23 New York Giants, 2004
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2778486/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 22 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2004
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2778648/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-17-2010, 07:47 AM
No. 21 Arizona Cardinals, 2001
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2790702/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 20 New England Patriots, 2003
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2784480/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 19 Denver Broncos, 2002
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2784724/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

senormysterioso
03-17-2010, 09:40 AM
I get it by team, for a second I was confused as to how you can have 50 draft classes in 10 years.

Addict
03-17-2010, 09:53 AM
No. 21 Arizona Cardinals, 2001
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2790702/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14


Really? Two of these players weren't even succesful for teh Cards. Davis became a guard after failing miserably at tackle. In fact, he never even played his much better position, guard, in Arizona! Vandenbosch didn't make a single pro bowl before joining the titans. A three year kicker who hasn't been in the nfl since '04?

Sounds like you missed the ball here.

souza
03-19-2010, 08:15 AM
Really? Two of these players weren't even succesful for teh Cards. Davis became a guard after failing miserably at tackle. In fact, he never even played his much better position, guard, in Arizona! Vandenbosch didn't make a single pro bowl before joining the titans. A three year kicker who hasn't been in the nfl since '04?

Sounds like you missed the ball here.


You Win! I completely goofed and somehow miscounted along the way... once published Im not able to change the numbers... I had to try and sell the Cards' class... I apologize and am well aware the class does not warrant that ranking. You know your stuff!

souza
03-19-2010, 08:17 AM
No. 18 Baltimore Ravens, 2000

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2789630/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 17 Chicago Bears, 2000

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2789824/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 16 New England Patriots, 2001

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2789662/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-21-2010, 07:06 AM
No. 15 Denver Broncos, 2006
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2790216/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 14 Seattle Seahawks, 2000
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2797114/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-22-2010, 09:26 PM
No. 13 Green Bay Packers, 2005
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2789708/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 12 Carolina Panthers, 2001
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2798822/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

parcells
03-23-2010, 03:39 PM
Only 11 to go and the Chargers haven't shown up yet.

2001: LT and Brees (then not much else)
2003: First day picks sucked, but they landed Mike Scifres and the UDFAs included Antonio Gates, Kris Dielman, Stephen Cooper, Jacques Cesaire, and Kassim Osgood (two-time Pro Bowler)
2004: Rivers (well technically it was Eli Manning), Olshansky, Nick Hardwick, Nate Kaeding, Shaun Phillips, Michael Turner, Ryon Bingham, and Shane Olivea
2005: Merriman, Luis Castillo, Vincent Jackson, and Darren Sproles.

Phillysteeler
03-23-2010, 11:22 PM
Happy to see the steelers on the list twice and interested to see who is number 1. Also it would probably be very difficult but has anyone seen a worst draft classes of the decade it would be interesting to see a bunch of classes with guys who were supposed to be good but busted. Lions would probably have a few though.

evenar
03-24-2010, 01:05 PM
That 04 Chargers class was a monster, hoping for something similar this year :)

zachsaints52
03-24-2010, 01:12 PM
saints no. 1 is a little wishful thinking haha...


How is it wishful thinking? You have a electric player in Bush, a Pro Bowl caliber WR in Colston, a All-Pro RG in Evans, Harper was a Pro Bowler this year, Streif is a swing tackle who could play on both....

souza
03-25-2010, 07:56 AM
Parcells: you just solved the headache i had last week, when the numbers didnt add up and i was a team short and had to throw in the cardinals 01 class for filler. Somehow the Chargers' 05 class got deleted while I was cutting and pasting so they would have roughly placed between 25 and 30. The '03 class will not be included because I am not taking into account undrafted players... The other 2 Chargers' classes, on their way... I appreciate the help, I thought I had completely lost my mind.

The Saints' class is wishful thinking because if you are being objective, there have been better classes throughout even though I'm one of the biggest Reggie Bush fans in the world and understand how could Evans is and how amazing Colston's value is. They can certainly improve their ranking in the subsequent years to come...

souza
03-25-2010, 07:57 AM
11. Indianapolis Colts, 2003

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2799120/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

10. New Orleans Saints, 2006

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2789928/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-27-2010, 06:18 PM
No. 9 Green Bay Packers, 2000
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2790742/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 8 Minnesota Vikings, 2007
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2805642/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

LonghornsLegend
03-27-2010, 06:52 PM
#1 is probably the Ravens class that had Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden, if it hasn't shown up yet(which it shouldn't of). Anytime you get 2 HOF players, and arguably the best at their position ever, in one class, yea....

zachsaints52
03-27-2010, 08:40 PM
#1 is probably the Ravens class that had Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden, if it hasn't shown up yet(which it shouldn't of). Anytime you get 2 HOF players, and arguably the best at their position ever, in one class, yea....

2000 is the first year of these Top 50 drafts......

zachsaints52
03-27-2010, 08:42 PM
No. 9 Green Bay Packers, 2000
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2790742/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 8 Minnesota Vikings, 2007
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2805642/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

I would put the Top Accolades of the Saints 06 draft against these two anyday.

parcells
03-27-2010, 11:09 PM
I would put the Top Accolades of the Saints 06 draft against these two anyday.

Give the Saints a rest. They had the #2 overall pick and got Reggie Bush who was the consensus #1 overall player, but to this point has probably had the worst pro career of anyone taken in the top 6 (tossup between him and AJ Hawk). At this point I'd definitely take Mario Williams, Vince Young, D'Brick, and Vernon Davis over him. When the guys taken immediately after him have had these careers, you have to look at Bush as something of a disappointment. With all this said, you can't argue (successfully) that the Saints have had the best draft class of this decade.

PhinsRock
03-28-2010, 12:09 PM
Miami's 2008 class only number 48??

souza
03-29-2010, 10:16 AM
No. 7 Arizona Cardinals, 2004

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2813302/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

Addict
03-29-2010, 10:22 AM
it's way too fast to pass judgement on classes of2008 and 2009, so really this is strange way to already list top classes.

souza
03-30-2010, 05:32 PM
Thats why I weigh the older classes with greater value, allowing for me to move the newer classes up in the future :)


No. 6 Dallas Cowboys, 2005
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2832574/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 5 Philadelphia Eagles, 2002
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2832368/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

souza
03-31-2010, 04:13 PM
No. 4 San Diego Chargers 2001
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2832526/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 3 San Diego Chargers, 2004
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2832666/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

parcells
03-31-2010, 08:26 PM
Souza, in your analysis when you did the perfect draft for the Chargers you neglected the fact that they had the 65th pick in the draft (and took Nate Kaeding). They took Nick Harwick with the 66th pick.

RealityCheck
03-31-2010, 08:38 PM
Bolts know how to draft, that's for sure.

parcells
04-01-2010, 12:10 PM
What's left? 2006 Texans. 2000 Patriots had Brady but not much else.

souza
04-01-2010, 02:51 PM
Already did 2006 Texans...

No. 2 Cincinnati Bengals, 2001 http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2832774/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

No. 1 New England Patriots, 2000
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2833968/the_nfls_top_50_draft_classes_of_the.html?cat=14

UKfan
04-01-2010, 03:03 PM
2000 pats draft looking at that only really has Brady, which although was incredible value, not sure I would say that deserves number 1 overall status

StaticGator
04-03-2010, 09:01 PM
No way should the 2000 Patriots be #1. I think it should be between 2004 San Diego and 2005 Dallas.

superman
04-03-2010, 09:23 PM
2000 pats draft looking at that only really has Brady, which although was incredible value, not sure I would say that deserves number 1 overall status

and a coach that has brought them a couple rings. i guess that counts as much as a player doing it. which would look a whole lot more impressive.

(although he had to cheat...but that's another issue lol)

Go_Eagles77
04-03-2010, 09:24 PM
Not a single player left on the eagles from the #5 best draft class of the decade. lulz