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Who would be the #1 player drafted all time

torturedsoulv1
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February 6th, 2018, 3:36 am #1

I thought of this with the talk of Brady being the GOAT.

If there was a draft of all the players who ever played in the NFL, who would go #1

Think of this as an expansion team. So you have a need at every position
Yes QB is by far the most important position in football

I'd actually draft a non-QB

Lawrence Taylor would be my pick

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Scrooge McSuck
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February 6th, 2018, 1:46 pm #2

If I'm picking offense and not a QB, I'd go RB, either Emmitt Smith or Barry Sanders.

LT for defense cant be argued.

Jerry Rice for WR, but WR, like QB, wouldn't be my top priority.

If I have to pick a QB first, Joe Montana.
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Erick Von Erich
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February 6th, 2018, 3:30 pm #3

If going defense, Joe Greene.

If going offense, John Elway (yeah, yeah...chew me).
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February 7th, 2018, 10:19 am #4

Joe Greene was my 2nd choice for defense

But my 2nd picks ftrr LT would have been a QB not Greene.

Since I consider joe Montana the GOAT for QBs, I'd go with him. Elway would be my 2nd chioice, Brady or Peyton manning 3rd choice
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Erick Von Erich
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February 15th, 2018, 3:49 pm #5

I always like to de-bunk the "Montana is the GOAT" by pointing to his somewhat inconsistent stats and injuries. People like to say he revitalized the Chiefs in 93 and 94...but the Chiefs were already pretty good when he got there (3 straight seasons of making the playoffs and barely missing in 1989) and his arrival didn't turn them into monsters. While he was more mobile than expected, I don't remember him being great at throwing on the run. He never seemed intense to me, nor have I heard stories about him being a good "locker room guy". Montana was just kinda' "ho-hum" in terms of his locker room presence.

He was absolutely an excellent pocket passer, though. In his 89-90 seasons he looked like a beast who could carve apart any defense. Having Jerry Rice helped a lot, but so did having Roger Craig (who was also a pretty good receiver and I think the first guy to go 1,000/1,000).

There's obviously no right answer to this, but when I really break it down amongst QBs, I probably consider Johnny Unitas the GOAT. In no particular order, after Unitas, I'd probably list Brett Favre, Elway, Terry Bradshaw (you read that right. He was damn good) and Otto Graham as my top 5.

Brady, Montana, Manning, Marino are in numbers 6-10 on my QB draft board, with that last spot still being open or rotating (or, more likely: "oh sh*t, I forgot about THAT guy!"). Staubach, Roethlisberger, Tittle, Starr...they'll all land in that spot, depending on what kind of mood I'm in.

And note that this is strictly QBs. Overall top 10 players would probably only include 3 or 4 of them.

Yes, we could absolutely do one of those "NFL Network Top 10 Countdown" shows.
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