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Old 01-02-2013, 03:45 PM  
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All-Time Best First Round

Okay, so here's a thing.

Let's try and put together the best possible first round of all time.

For example, if you think Peyton Manning (1998) is the best #1 overall pick of all time, he'd be the first pick. Marshall Faulk (1994) might be your pick for the best #2 of all time, and so on.

(Actually, maybe "all-time" should just be "since the merger" because the draft was a much different animal before the modern era, I think.)

Let's do it! I think Manning/Faulk is debatable, so I'll leave those blank for now, but #3 and #4 seem pretty obvious to me.

Updating as people suggest picks, but all of these slots are still open to debate.

1. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts (1998)
2. Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants (1981)
3. Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions (1989)
4. Derrick Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs (1989)
5. Deion Sanders, Atlanta Falcons (1995)
6. John Riggins, New York Jets (1971)
7. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings (1997)
8.
9. Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears (2000)
10.
11.
12. Warren Sapp, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1995)
13. Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City Chiefs (1997)
14. Jim Kelly, Buffalo Bills (1983)
15.
16. Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers (1985)
17. Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys (1991)
18.
19.
20.
21. Randy Moss, Minnesota Vikings (1998)
22.
23.
24. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (2005)
25.
26. Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens (1996)
27. Dan Marino, Miami Dolphins (1983)
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:50 PM   #106
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Lynn Swann, 1974
Robin Cole, 1977
Jerry Robinson, 1979
John Alt, 1984
Robert Smith, 1993
Randy Moss, 1998
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:53 PM   #107
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Forrest Gregg, 1956
Jack Youngblood, 1971
Mike Quick, 1982
Steve Atwater who didn't hit Okoye that hard, he just caught him off balance. Sheesh. 1989
Dale Carter, 1992
Tamba Hali, 2006
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:55 PM   #108
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#1= Peyton, Elway or Bradshaw.


i'll go with Peyton.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #109
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Roger Wehrli, 1969
Otis Wilson, 1980
Joey Browner, 1983
Ron Solt, 1984 (heck of a run blocker if you don't remember him)
Randall McDaniel, 1988
Marvin Harrison, 1996
Shaun Alexander, 2000
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#20 picks

Forrest Gregg, 1956
Jack Youngblood, 1971
Mike Quick, 1982
Steve Atwater who didn't hit Okoye that hard, he just caught him off balance. Sheesh. 1989
Dale Carter, 1992
Tamba Hali, 2006
Jack Youngblood was the man
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:02 PM   #113
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Tuffy Leemans, 1936
Bruiser Kinard, 1938
John Henry Johnson, 1953
Ray Mansfield, 1963
Paul Krause, 1964
Art Monk, 1980
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Tobin Rote, 1950
Mel Renfro, 1964
Gene Upshaw, 1967 even though his team was a bunch of thugs
Emmitt Smif, 1990
Sebastian Janikowski, 2000
Steve Hutchinson, 2001
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:20 PM   #118
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nvm you said since the merger.
Scratch ol' Jimmah
I mean, there's nothing definitive on that, really.

Maybe we start another thread for pre-merger drafts...
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