- Chris Sprow, ESPN Insider
ESPN Stats & Information has ranked all NFL players drafted in the modern draft (1967 to 2008) based on their performance during their NFL careers -- regardless of how they fared with the team that drafted them. Insider will count down each team's best draft class (seeded 1 through 32), then conduct a tournament to determine the best class of all time.
The Year of the Quarterback: 1983: 172 total points, 16 QBs drafted
Ernie Accorsi was forced to make a tough choice. The then-Baltimore Colts general manager took quarterback John Elway with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1983 draft, but then Elway demanded -- and received -- a trade to the Denver Broncos.
We all know what happened after that.
1983 stands alone as the greatest QB draft of all time.