2011 NFL Draft: 32 Best First Round Picks Of All Time

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2011 NFL Draft: 32 Best First Round Picks Of All Time
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The 2011 NFL Draft brings with it the usual hopes and dreams. Every fan has their own private Super Bowl victory on draft day, and the hope is that private party becomes the public parade down Main Street.

First round draft picks bring a higher level of expectation, especially if it's a quarterback. Those picks are expected to start right out of the gate and have a very steep learning curve. However, when those picks perform as expected, it's euphoria on several levels.

Here is a list of great players playing on great teams who lived up to all the expectations laid on them.

For those unfamiliar with Tom Brady, he was a sixth-round pick, so you won't see him here.

For a look at the worst picks of the first round, check out The 32 Worst Picks Of All Time.

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