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Analyzing and Ranking the last 5 NFL Drafts

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2013 NFL Draft:

  • Notable Players– Sheldon Richardson, Kiko Alonso, Tavon Austin, Giovani Bernard, Keenan Allen, Eddie Lacy, Mike Glennon, Justin Pugh, Kyle Long, Mike James, Eric Reid, Le’Veon Bell, Star Lotulelei
  • Biggest Busts (We know it’s early, but still…)– Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel, Lane Johnson, Dee Milliner, EJ Manuel
  • Biggest “Steals”- Gio Bernard (2nd Round), Kiko Alonso (2nd Round),  Le’Veon Bell (2nd Round), Eddie Lacy (2nd Round), Tyrann Mathieu (3rd Round), Mike Glennon (3rd Round), Terrance Williams (3rd Round),  Keenan Allen (3rd Round), Marquise Goodwin (3rd Round), Kenny Stills (5th Round), Zac Stacy (5th Round), Caleb Sturgis (5th Round),  Mychal Rivera (6th Round), Mike James (6th Round)
  • Mr. Irrelevant– Justice Cunningham (St. Louis Rams TE)
  • Pro Bowlers– A Pro Bowl hasn’t been held since this draft took place
  • Notable Undrafted Players- Marlon Brown, Kenbrell Thompkins, Matt McGloin,

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2012 NFL Draft:

  • Notable Players- Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Matt Kalil, Trent Richardson, Justin Blackmon, Ryan Tannehill, Luke Kuechly,  Dontari Poe, Michael Floyd, Doug Martin, David Wilson, Janoris Jenkins, Alshon Jeffery, Lavonte David, Reuben Randle, Russell Wilson, Nick Foles, TY Hilton, Kirk Cousins,  Greg Zuerlein, Blair Walsh
  • Biggest Busts- Morris Claiborne, Dre Kirkpatrick, Shea McClellin, Brandon Weeden, AJ Jenkins
  • Biggest Steals– Janoris Jenkins (2nd Round), Alshon Jeffery (2nd Round), Lavonte David (2nd Round), Reuben Randle (2nd Round), Russell Wilson (3rd Round), Nick Foles (3rd Round), TY Hilton (3rd Round), Kirk Cousins (4th Round), Blair Walsh (6th Round), Greg Zuerlein (6th Round), Alfonzo Dennard (7th Round)
  • Mr. Irrelevant– Chandler Harnish (Indianapolis Colts QB)
  • Pro Bowlers– Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Matt Kalil, Doug Martin, Russell Wilson, Blair Walsh
  • Notable Undrafted Players– Justin Tucker, Bobby Rainey, Vontaze Burfict, Case Keenum, Brandon Bolden, Rod Streater, Jermaine Kearse

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2011 NFL Draft:

  • Notable Players- Cam Newton, Von Miller, AJ Green, Patrick Peterson, Julio Jones, Aldon Smith, JJ Watt, Ryan Kerrigan, Nick Fairley, Robert Quinn, Mike Pouncey, Prince Amukamara, Muhammad Wilkerson, Andy Dalton, Colin Kaepernick, Kyle Rudolph, Shane Vereen, Torrey Smith, Randall Cobb, Justin Houston, DeMarco Murray, Stevan Ridley, Jordan Cameron, Cecil Shorts, Denarius Moore, Richard Sherman
  • Biggest Busts- Blaine Gabbert, Marvin Austin, Titus Young, Mark Ingram, Jonathan Baldwin, Christian Ponder, Gabe Carimi
  • Biggest Steals– Andy Dalton (2nd Round), Colin Kaepernick (2nd Round), Kyle Rudolph (2nd Round), Shane Vereen (2nd Round), Torrey Smith (2nd Round), Randall Cobb (2nd Round), Justin Houston (3rd Round), DeMarco Murray (3rd Round), Stevan Ridley (3rd Round), Cecil Shorts (4th Round), Julius Thomas (4th Round), Denarius Moore (5th Round), Richard Sherman (5th Round)
  • Mr. Irrelevant– Cheta Ozougwo (Houston Texans DE)
  • Pro Bowlers– Cam Newton, Von Miller, AJ Green, Patrick Peterson, Julio Jones, Aldon Smith, JJ Watt, Ryan Kerrigan, Andy Dalton, Kyle Rudolph, Justin Houston
  • Notable Undrafted Players– Dan Bailey, Kai Forbath, Henry Hynoski, Doug Baldwin

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2010 NFL Draft:

  • Notable Players- Sam Bradford, Ndamukong Suh, Gerald McCoy, Trent Williams, Eric Berry, Russell Okung, Joe Haden, CJ Spiller, Ryan Mathews, Earl Thomas, Jason Pierre-Paul, Mike Iupati, Maurkice Pouncey, Jermaine Gresham, Demaryius Thomas, Dez Bryant, Tim Tebow, Devin McCourty, Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Spikes, Jimmy Graham, Navarro Bowman, Geno Atkins, Antonio Brown
  • Biggest Busts- Rolando McClain, Brandon Graham, Tim Tebow, Dan Williams, Jared Odrick, Kyle Wilson, Jahvid Best, Aaron Hernandez
  • Biggest Steals– Rob Gronkowski (2nd Round), Daryl Washington (2nd Round), Ben Tate (2nd Round), Golden Tate (2nd Round), Brandon Spikes (2nd Round), Navarro Bowman (3rd Round), Jimmy Graham (3rd Round), Alterraun Verner (4th Round), Geno Atkins (4th Round), Dennis Pitta (4th Round), Kam Chancellor (5th Round), Antonio Brown (6th Round), Stevie Brown (7th Round)
  • Mr. Irrelevant– Tim Toone (Detroit Lions WR)
  • Pro Bowlers– Ndamukong Suh, Gerald McCoy, Trent Williams, Eric Berry, Russell Okung, CJ Spiller, Ryan Mathews, Earl Thomas, Jason Pierre-Paul, Mike Iupati, Maurkice Pouncey, Jermaine Gresham, Demaryius Thomas, Devin McCourty, Rob Gronkowski, Zane Beadles, Daryl Washington, NaVorro Bowman, Jimmy Graham, Aaron Hernandez, Geno Atkins, Kam Chancellor, Antonio Brown, Marc Mariani
  • Notable Undrafted Players– Victor Cruz, Chris Ivory, Joique Bell, Jake Ballard, Danario Alexander, Tramaine Brock, LeGarrette Blount

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2009 NFL Draft:

  • Notable Players- Matthew Stafford, Andre Smith, BJ Raji, Brian Orakpo, Brian Cushing, Alex Mack, Percy Harvin, Clay Matthews, Hakeem Nicks, Paul Kruger, Mike Wallace, LeSean McCoy, Knowshon Moreno, Michael Crabtree, Michael Oher
  • Biggest Busts- Jason Smith, Tyson Jackson, Aaron Curry, Mark Sanchez, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Aaron Maybin, Josh Freeman, Larry English, Peria Jerry, Beanie Wells
  • Biggest Steals– Jairus Byrd (2nd Round), Max Unger (2nd Round),Rey Maualuga (2nd Round), LeSean McCoy (2nd Round), William Moore (2nd Round), Sebastian Vollmer (2nd Round), DeAndre Levy (3rd Round), Mike Wallace (3rd Round), Henry Melton (4th Round), Brian Hartline (4th Round), Johnny Knox (5th Round), Thomas Morstead (5th Round), Chris Clemons (5th Round), Brandon Myers (6th Round), Pat McAfee (7th Round), Rashad Jennings (7th Round), Ryan Succop (7th Round)
  • Mr. Irrelevant– Ryan Succop (Kansas City Chiefs K)
  • Pro Bowlers– Matthew Stafford, BJ Raji, Brian Orakpo, Brian Cushing, Alex Mack, Percy Harvin, Clay Mathews, Jairus Byrd, Max Unger, LeSean McCoy, William Moore, Mike Wallace, Henry Melton, Johnny Knox, Thomas Morstead
  • Notable Undrafted Players– Arian Foster, Dannell Ellerbe, Kevin Ogletree, Brian Hoyer, Michael Bennett, Isaac Redman

Overall Ranking of These 5 Draft Classes:

  1. 2011 Draft
  2. 2012 Draft
  3. 2010 Draft
  4. 2013 Draft
  5. 2009 Draft

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