View Full Version : Historic Draft Rankings Request

04-29-2010, 01:30 PM
9 posters did a historical NFL draft. It's now complete and they're asking you to rank the teams 1-9 from best to worst. Only educated football fans vote please. No trolls.

Also, players should be factored on by their careers as a whole. For example, DeMarcus Ware could end up being a future HOF'r, but in a historical draft he's terrible because he's only played 5 professional seasons. NFL and AFL seasons should be accounted for. Also, this is based on how you think these teams would do in real life, not a fantasy or video game team. You must rank all 9 teams 1-9 from best to worst in order to be eligible to vote, and no one in the draft is allowed to vote. You must also have at least 100 posts.

And again, you are voting based on what these players/coaches have done SO FAR in their careers, NOT what they will end up doing.

Team 1: Wing-T offense, 4-3 defense

QB - Fran Tarkenton, MIN and NYG
RB - Emmitt Smith, DAL and ARZ
FB - Marion Motley, PIT/CLE
WR - Michael Irvin, DAL
WR - Hines Ward, PIT
TE - Dave Casper, OAK/LA, HOU, MIN
LT - Anthony Munoz, CIN
LG - Joe DeLamielleure, BUF/CLE
C - Jim Ringo, GB
RG - Larry Little, SD/MIA
RT - Richmond Webb, MIA/CIN

DE - Julius Peppers, CAR
DT - Merlin Olsen, LA Rams
DT - Albert Haynesworth, TEN/WAS
DE - Lee Roy Selmon, TB
OLB - Junior Seau, SD, MIA, NE
MLB - Brian Urlacher, CHI
OLB - James Harrison, PIT
CB - Herb Adderly, GB
CB - Charles Woodson, GB
FS - Willie Wood, GB
SS - John Lynch, TB/DEN

K - Matt Stover, CLE, BAL, IND
P - Craig Hentrich, GB/TEN
KR/PR - Devin Hester, CHI

Coach - Don Shula, BAL/MIA

Team 2: West Coast style offense with 3 receivers, 4-3 defense

QB - Tom Brady, NE
RB - Curtis Martin, NE/NYJ
WR - Jerry Rice, SF
WR- Torry Holt, STL
WR - Donald Driver, GB
TE - Tony Gonzalez, KC
LT - Art Shell, OAK
LG - Alan Faneca, PIT/NYJ
C - Kevin Mawae, SEA/NYJ/TEN
RG - Will Shields, KC
RT - Walter Jones, SEA

DE - Bruce Smith, BUF
DT - Joe Greene, PIT
DT - Ernie Stautner, PIT
DE - Derrick Thomas, KC (converted to 4-3 DE)
OLB - Wilber Marshall
MLB - Jack Lambert, PIT
OLB - Keith Bulluck, TEN
CB - Champ Bailey, WSH/DEN
CB - Mike Hayes, NE
FS - Brian Dawkins, PHI
SS - Rodney Harrison, SD/NE

KR/PR - Dante Hall, KC
K - John Carney
P - Jeff Feagles

Coach - Bill Belichick

Team 3: Pro set(split backs) offense, 4-3 defense

QB - Terry Bradshaw
FB- Mike Alstott
RB- Eric Dickerson
WR- Don Hutson
WR- Marvin Harrison
TE- John Mackey
LT- Roosevelt Brown
LG- Gene Hickerson
C- Jim Otto
RG- Billy Shaw
RT- Forrest Gregg

DE - Reggie White
DT - Buck Buchanan
DT - Joe Klecko
DE - Mark Gastineau
OLB - Bill Romanowski
MLB - Ray Nischke
OLB - Chuck Howley
CB - Mel Blount
CB - Ty La
FS - Sammy Baugh
SS - Ronnie Lott

K - Adam Vinatieri
P - Tom Tupa
KR/PR - Desmond Howard

Coach - Bill Walsh

Team 4: West Coast offense, 4-3 defense

QB - Dan Marino, MIA
FB - Darryl "Moose" Johnson, DAL
RB - Walter Payton "Sweetness", CHI
WR - Cris Carter, MIN
WR - Tim Brown, OAK
TE - Shannon Sharpe, DEN/BAL
LT - Tony Boseli, JAX
LG - Russ Grimm, WAS
C - Chuck Bednarik, PHI
RG - Randall McDaniel, MIN
RT- Ron Yary, MIN, STL

DE - Richard Dent, CHI
DT - Alan Page, MIN
DT - Dan Hampton, CHI
DE - Howie Long, OAK
OLB - Andre Tippett, NE
MLB - Dick Butkus, CHI
OLB - Jack Ham, PIT
CB - Willie Brown, OAK
CB - Lem Barney, DET
FS - Ken Houston, HOU
SS - Troy Polamalu, PIT

K - David Akers, PHI
P - Sean Landeta, NYG, LA, STL, TB, GB, PHI
KR/PR - Brian Mitchell, WAS, PHI, NYG

Coach - Bill Parcells

Team 5: Mike Leach spread style offense, Jim Johnson style 4-3 defense

QB - Johnny Unitas
RB - Gale Sayers
WR - Raymond Berry
WR - Lance Alworth
WR - Bullet Bob Hayes
TE - Mike Ditka
LT - Lou Creekmur
LG - Jim Parker
C - Jim Langer
RG - Steve Wisniewski
RT - Rayfield Wright

DE -Deacon Jones
DT - Jack Youngblood
DT - Bob Lilly
DE - Gino Marchetti
OLB - Lawrence Taylor
MLB - Ted Hendricks
OLB - Kevin Greene
CB - Mel Renfro
CB - Ronde Barber
FS - Darren Sharper
SS - Cliff Harris

K - Jan Stenerud
P - Mat McBriar
KR/PR - Gale Sayers

Coach - Tom Landry

Team 6: West Coast offense and 4-3 defense

QB - Joe Montana, SF
RB - Jim Brown, CLE
FB - Larry Csonka, MI
WR: Terrell Owens, SF
WR - Isaac Bruce, STL
TE - Ozzie Newsome, CLE
LT - Willie Roaf, NO/KC
LG - Larry Allen, DAL
C - Jeff Saturday, IND
RG - Bruce Matthews, HOU
RT - Orlando Pace, STL

DE - Micheal Strahan, NYG
DT - John Randle, MIN
DT - Cortez Kennedy, SEA
DE - Jason Taylor, MIA
OLB - Derrick Brooks, TB
MLB - Ray Lewis, BAL
OLB - Jessie Armstead, NYG
CB - Dick "Night Train" Lane, DET
CB - Aeneas Williams, ARI
FS - Ed Reed, BAL
SS - Jack Tatum, LA

K - Gary Anderson, PIT/MIN/TEN/SF/PHI
P - Shane Lechler, OAK
KR/PR - Allen Rossum, ATL

Coach - Chuck Noll, PIT

Team 7: Basic Vince Lombardi style offense, 3-4 defense

QB - Peyton Manning
RB - Marshal Faulk
WR - Randy Moss
WR - Larry Fitzgerald
WR - Paul Warfield
TE - Antonio Gates
LT - Dan Dierdorf
LG - Steve Hutchinson
C - Olin Kreutz
RG - Kris Dielman
RT - Gary Zimmerman

DE - La'roi Glover
NT - Jamal Williams
DE- Richard Seymour
OLB - Carl Eller
ILB - Zach Thomas
ILB - Willie Lanier
OLB - Terrell Suggs
CB - Deion Sanders
CB - Rod Woodson
FS - Paul Krause
SS - Steve Atwater

K - Jason Elam
P - Mike Scifres
KR/PR - Josh Cribbs, CLE

Coach - Vince Lombardi

Team 8: Smash mouth Joe Gibbs offense, 4-3 defense

QB - John Elway
RB - Barry Sanders
WR - Steve Largent
WR - Art Monk
WR - James Lofton
TE - Kellen Winslow Sr.
LT - Jonathan Ogden
LG - Gene Upshaw
C - Mike Webster
RG - Briant Waters
RT - Jackie Slater

DE - Doug Atkins
DT - Warren Sapp
DT - Randy White
DE - Demarcus Ware
OLB - Rickey Jackson
MLB - Harry Carson
OLB - Lance Briggs
CB - Darrel Green
CB - Emlen Tunnell
FS - Larry Wilson
SS - Jack Christiansen

K - Jason Hanson
P - Todd Sauerbrun
KR/PR - Darren Sproles

HC - Joe Gibbs

Team 9: Pro set(split backs) offense, 4-3 defense

QB - Roger Staubach
RB - O.J. Simpson
RB - Marcus Allen
WR - Lynn Swann
WR - Fred Biletnikoff
TE - Keith Jackson
LT - Joe Jacoby
LG - John Hannah
C - Dwight Stephenson
RG - Mike Munchak
RT - Mike Kenn

DE - L.C. Greenwood
DT - Michael Perry
DT - Art Donovan
DE - Dwight White
OLB - Pat Swilling
MLB - Mike Singletary
OLB - Phil Vilipiano
CB - Lester Hayes
CB - Emmitt Thomas
FS - Donnie Shell
SS - Kenny Easley

K - Morten Anderson
P - Ray Guy
KR/PR - Cliff Branch

Coach - John Madden

04-29-2010, 01:38 PM
You must also have at least 100 posts.

Follow your own advice.

04-29-2010, 01:42 PM
Holy crap that is a lot to process... Teams 4, 6 and 8 stand out to me a little bit... after that it gets real tough though. If I had to put them in order from best to worst, its..


Its hard to sy how each team would match up with eachother though, but If I had to rank them, I think that's how it'd go. I think 4,6, and 8 are a little bit above the rest, and 1 and 3 are a little below...

04-29-2010, 01:44 PM
Follow your own advice.

What? he's good... :)

04-29-2010, 10:55 PM
At first glance, I'm liking team 6 the most as well.

04-29-2010, 11:05 PM
i really dont know nfl history but why did you have to list Emmit Smith with AZ

wow and how was curtis martin picked

04-29-2010, 11:12 PM

04-29-2010, 11:36 PM
Who was 1st overall is what I want to know.

04-29-2010, 11:44 PM
Follow your own advice.

He is doing that so people from where ever this was done doesn't make profiles and boost their scores.

04-30-2010, 03:24 AM
ive got


05-02-2010, 08:20 PM
Thanks for the responses so far guys. They are very much appreciated.