Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 2/7/12
The 2011 NFL draft produced a lot of nice gems for teams to build on. When you consider the seasons that players like the Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton, Cincinnati Bengals’ Andy Dalton, San Francisco 49ers’ Aldon Smith and Denver Broncos’ Von Miller had, this draft had to be one of the most productive drafts in a while. What’s even more remarkable is that these guys were able to have such incredible seasons despite having  their offseason shortened due to the lockout. The top ten players in a draft can tell you a lot about the talent level of that draft as a whole and the 2011 draft had one of the most productive collection of top ten players in a while. Looking back over the past ten drafts I ran across a few notable trends that caught my attention. Here are just a few draft facts concerning top ten players over the past decade. There has been at least one quarterback drafted in the top ten of every draft in the past decade. While that’s probably not a surprise, no other position had a player picked in all ten drafts. I dare you to pick the next two positions that [...]
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