The 2014 NFL draft is in the books, and each franchise has added a number of prospects with the goal of one day achieving Super Bowl glory and raising the Lombardi Trophy. With that in mind, it's time to determine the best picks made throughout this year's draft.
How were these 10 selections chosen from the 256 total picks made from Thursday-Saturday? I'm glad you asked!
In some instances (including No. 1 overall), the obvious choice was the right one.
One team added two punishing players to their trenches, while another tabbed two gigantic targets for the passing attack. Two quarterback selections made the list: one in Round 1 and another in Round 6, and for entirely different reasons. A few franchises added weapons to help their quarterbacks, and one drafted a safety that will strike fear into the hearts of opposing receivers.
And one stands out above the rest not only for the player who was drafted but also for the prospect who was passed over (you got this one right, Jerry Jones!).
It's true that we won't know the full impact of each draft class for a few years, but that shouldn't stop us from speculating as to which players represented the finest selections in this year's iteration.
Here are the best picks from the 2014 NFL draft.