Who’s the best draft pick of this millennium? NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison ponders just that as he lists the top 25 picks since 2000.
Some hightlights from Harrison’s list:
Calvin Johnson: “The league’s most explosive wide receiver should have been the top overall pick in 2007, but the Raiders made the JaMarcus Russell mistake.”
Julius Peppers: “Considering David Carr went before Peppers and Joey Harrington immediately after … perhaps this is Case 1.0 that drafting a “franchise” quarterback is not always best.”
Adrian Peterson: “The competition in this stratosphere — the top first-round picks of the 2000s — is ridiculous.”
LaDainian Tomlinson: “Just think: Young football fans who are just starting high school probably think of Tomlinson as an average third-down back.”