Round-by-round NFL draft all-stars
Originally Published: April 13, 2010By Sheldon Spencer | ESPN.com
US PresswireDid Terry Bradshaw (left), Troy Aikman or John Elway make the cut as top first-round quarterback?"It was a brain transplant. I got a sportswriter's brain so I could be sure I had one that hadn't been used." -- Hall of Fame QB Norm Van Brocklin in 1981, describing his brain surgery
Even years ago, The Dutchman must have seen this one coming.As we approach the 75th NFL draft on April 22-24 in New York City, ESPN.com's great minds hatched another idea. Wouldn't it be fun to assemble an all-time team, round-by-round, of the best players ever drafted -- and undrafted?
But we are foolhardy. Van Brocklin's assessment of a sportswriter's intellect be damned, we tried to produce what's rarely been done (we'll never say never, but any previous editions of such a project are not easily uncovered via Google). Let us try to explain ourselves. Over the course of the next four days as we unveil our teams, you'll want to reference our reasoning -- or lack thereof -- and still question it.
Vic Stein/NFL/Getty ImagesNorm Van Brocklin (25) huddles with fellow Rams greats Tom Fears (left) and Bob Waterfield (center) here.