The two greatest draft picks ever couldn't be more different.
We start counting down the best draft picks in NFL history.
1983 stands alone as the greatest QB draft of all time.
With the likes of Randy White, Fred Dean and Doug English, 1975 was the best ever draft for defensive lineman.
Jerry Rice will only be more dominant when he enters the Hall of Fame.
The NFL draft has become a bigger production each season. But no draft produced more production on the field than the Year of the Quarterback.
ESPN Stats & Information found the best players drafted in the top five picks.
ESPN Stats & Information found the best players drafted in picks six thru 10.
ESPN Stats & Information analyzed players' value and draft position and found the best college coaches in terms of producing NFL prospects.
ESPN Stats & Information analyzed players from non-"big six" conference schools to come up with the top drafted players in the modern draft.
Jerry Rice and Joe Montana topped the list of top 49ers picks, but Ronnie Lott and the 1981 class ranked as the top drafting year
In 1975, San Diego drafted a core of linemen that would carry its defense. In 2001, they passed on Michael Vick for LaDainian Tomlinson and Drew Brees.
Defense picks have driven the Chicago Bears' draft success, highlighted by Singletary in '81.