The 2011 NFL draft will be much like drafts of the past. Some teams will strike it rich with a war chest of players who will contribute for years to come, while others will walk away wondering what went wrong.
Often, it's hard to tell who had a good draft and who had a bad draft until years after, when the wheat has separated itself from the chaff.
For the purpose of this list, I've not included any drafts after 2008, because it's difficult to say who drafted well and who drafted poorly with only a couple years worth of data to analyze.
Another note about this list, I've tried to analyze individual drafts based on the overall talent, not just one shining star and a bunch of nobodies. To further illustrate what I mean: the more productive NFL players to come out of a team's draft, the higher on this list they will appear. I'm making a point to reward teams that come away with a high volume of contributors.
Of course, there will be plenty of room for debate and you can find me in the comment section after you read.
Without further ado, here are the top 10 drafts since 2000.