2011 NFL Draft: 5 Teams That Maximized Value for the Future

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2011 NFL Draft: 5 Teams That Maximized Value for the Future
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With the draft in the rear-view mirror, Roger Goodell now needs to focus on ending the lockout. Rookies need a game to play, after all.

The 2011 NFL draft ended on Saturday, just days after the lockout was seemingly over as well. With the lockout back on it may be a moot point to discuss the draft's impact for the upcoming season, but teams have new players and that's worth talking about.

I tend to grade teams based on the value of their draft picks over needs, particularly bad teams with a lot of holes and a dearth of talent. Good teams get graded a little more based on need, but they can get away with great value picks and focus on filling whatever major needs they may have in free agency as well. The draft is about getting the best players and five years from now, that's all that will matter.

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