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Analysis: The best NFL draft picks 1-32 and by round

Posted at 4:46 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 19:46:34-04

Mention the NFL draft, and the debate begins immediately. Who’s the best player ever taken at No. 1 overall or the top player ever taken in a late round?

Well, that actually might be retired, thanks to Tom Brady.

Now the NFL is celebrating its 100th season, and with the league’s latest draft coming up in Nashville, Tennessee, the timing is perfect to comb through the years, and all the drafts, to find the best players ever selected. So that’s just what the AP did, poring over the selections for just the right choice for each spot.