The Greatest Draft Classes in NFL History

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The Greatest Draft Classes in NFL History
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Which NFL draft class is the greatest in history?

With the 2013 NFL draft only a week away, it seems as good a time as any to fire up some debate by identifying the ten greatest draft classes of all time.

Whenever a list is compiled that ranks the "greatest" at any one particular thing, subjectivity is difficult to avoid, which ultimately can weaken the list altogether.

It is for this reason, that on this list, the ranking will be based on statistical measure and will distance itself from subjectivity as much as possible.

But how can statistics measure the greatness of a draft class?

To nominalize the arguments, I’ve decided to create the "Greatness Score."

Here is how is breaks down.

For any Hall of Fame player drafted in a particular class: Four points.

For any non-Hall of Fame player who was elected to multiple Pro Bowls in a particular class: Two points.

For any player named to a Pro Bowl in a particular class: One point.

Combine all the numbers and you have each Greatness Score.

How did it play out?

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