There is no Andrew Luck in this year's NFL draft. There's no Robert Griffin III, either.
And in our lifetimes, we may never again see a draft class with two such elite prospects.
We'll certainly see draft classes produce elite talent. But to see two prospects enter the same draft with such high expectations for immediate success is a rarity.
That doesn't mean this year's class can't be great, however.
It's easy to look back at the 2012 draft class and think this year's group pales in comparison. But to truly compare the classes, we have to analyze them from the perspective of their draft stocks.
Remember, at this time last year, respected draft analysts were projecting that Russell Wilson "likely won't be drafted." So to now hold Wilson's success over the prospects in this year's class would be unfair.
To fairly compare these two draft classes, let's imagine that they all entered the 2012 draft.
The following slides will present a hypothetical 2012 mock draft for the top 10 quarterbacks from the previous two draft classes.
Along with an assessment of each quarterback, I will also provide my draft grade for each prospect. The grades are on a scale of 100, with 90 and above being equal to a first-round grade, 80-89 as a second round grade and so on.