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Best picks from non-BCS conferences

Rice, Favre, Three Hall of Famers top list

Originally Published: April 3, 2009
By ESPN Stats & Information | Special to Insider

ESPN Stats & Information has ranked all NFL players selected in the modern draft (1967-2008) based on their performance during their NFL careers -- regardless of how they fared with the team that drafted them.

For a short explanation of the ranking system, click here, or, for a more detailed rundown of how the system was developed, click here.

Jerry Rice is one of the greatest players of all time. He's also the best draft pick to come from a college team not in the major six conferences. ESPN Stats & Information analyzed players from non-"big six" conference schools to come up with the top drafted players in the modern draft.