What was the best NFL draft class after 1984?

My opinion: 2011 Draft Class

Cam Newton, QB, NFL MVP

Von Miller, LB, Super Bowl MVP

Richard Sherman, CB, Super Bowl Champion, Defensive Player of the Year

JJ Watt, DE, NFL Defensive Player of the Year

Marcell Dareus, DT, Pro Bowl

A.J. Green, WR, Pro Bowl

Patrick Peterson, CB, Pro Bowl

Julio Jones, WR, NFL Receiving Yards Leader

Aldon Smith, LB, Pro Bowl

Tyron Smith, OT, Pro Bowl

Mark Ingram, RB, Pro Bowl

Andy Dalton, QB, Pro Bowl

Colin Kaepernick, QB, NFC Champion

Kyle Rudolph, TE, Pro Bowl MVP

Shane Vereen, RB, Super Bowl Champion

Torrey Smith, WR, Super Bowl Champion

Randall Cobb, WR, Pro Bowl

Justin Houston, LB, NFL Sacks Leader 2014, Set Chiefs record, Pro Bowl

DeMarco Murray, RB, NFL Offensive Player of the Year

Julius Thomas, WR, Pro Bowl

Tyrod Taylor, QB, Pro Bowl

Chris Harris Jr, CB, Super Bowl Champion, Pro Bowl

Patrick DiMarco, FB, Pro Bowl

Doug Baldwin, WR, Super Bowl Champion, NFL Touchdown Leader

2 Answers

  • 3 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    The 2007 Draft brought Calvin Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Joe Thomas, Patrick Willis, and Darrelle Revis into the league along with Marshawn Lynch, Jon Beason, Joe Staley, Eric Weddle, Ryan Kalil, Jacoby Jones, and Marshall Yanda.

    Even though Jamarcus Russell -- one of the worst #1 picks in NFL history -- was in this class, there were 5 potential HoFers in the first 13 picks. Even without an elite QB, this class did not lack in star power.

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  • 3 years ago

    23 members of the 2011 draft made the Pro Bowl at least once, and 14 of them were 1st Round picks. That's impressive, but not as impressive as the 2001 class that had 34 Pro Bowlers, 17 of which were 1st Round picks.

    The 2001 class featured future Hall of Fame players LaDanian Tomlinson, Drew Brees, and Steve Hutchinson, and also included Reggie Wayne, Steve Smith, Santana Moss, Chad Johnson, Richard Seymour, Matt Light, Justin Smith, Todd Heap, Adrian Wilson and Kyle Vanden Bosch. It is, easily, the top class of the last 25 years.

    Source(s): Sham Newton is a gutless punk.
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