The NFL Draft is the ultimate in gambling.
Big money can be spent on a top draft pick and if that pick busts, not only is money wasted, but jobs are lost, and franchises can be set back for years.
Drafting is a combination of art form and scientific process.
Getting a feel for a player and deciding if he's the right type of guy for a system is a process that can't be learned without trial, error and effort.
It takes time to develop the skills to not only draft a player, but to maneuver around the draft board and make deals when necessary.
Some, like Chuck Noll and Bill Walsh, were geniuses at it and took it to a whole new level.
Others are not so good.
For every Peyton Manning you have a Ryan Leaf. For every Lawrence Taylor there's an Aundray Bruce.
This is why when you find an organization that drafts well it stands out like a sore thumb.
With that in mind, I decided to compile a list of what I feel are the top-10 drafts in NFL history to honor those who have done it so well.
One thing before we start.
My cutoff for this list was the 2000 season because most of the players are still active and these rankings are to honor the past.
Some could make this list in the future—like the Chargers and Cardinals drafts of 2004.
Now that the ground rules are out of the way, here's a look at the 10 best drafts in NFL history.
Please feel free to vehemently disagree.