Michael Regan/Getty Images
Much like in the NFL, you're not going to spend your top pick on a peripheral position.
While it's not as much of an issue when you consider the amount of players on the field, drafting a full-back first-overall would still be a little like taking a guard.
Yes, Leighton Baines and Ashley Cole are excellent players, but when selecting your first player, you need to ensure you're filling a key position.
That position varies from coach to coach, but it will generally revolve around the spine of a team—centre-back, central midfield or centre-forward.
It's dealer's choice from there, but Vincent Kompany, Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere will be first-choice for some, while not fancied by others. Perhaps Rooney, who can play in midfield and up front, has an edge here?
Take these factors in to consideration, and also view the draft as a long-term project that doesn't just count for one year: Who would you take first overall in the EPL draft?