NFL.com picks the 32 greatest players ever taken in slots 1-32 of the first round. Didn't take me long to have a beef with who they chose.
1st pick - John Elway over Manning? Get real. Even before Elway won super bowls he was thought to be an all-time great QB; but I think most people focused his "greatness" into snippets of time where he brought his team from the clutches of defeat because the numbers just don't bear it out. Everywhere I look Manning has better #'s. Things you might not know about Elway: Did not even complete 57% of his passes, only threw 20+ TDs one time and had a 1-to-1 TD/INT ratio in his first 10 years, and threw for 4000 yards just once. Meanwhile, Manning has already thrown 30 more TDs in 5 less years of playing, has a 64.4% completion percentage, a 2-to-1 TD to INT ratio, and has thrown for 4,000 yards in 9 of 11 seasons. Both have won Super Bowls but I don't think the fact that Elway has appeared in 4 more should overcome his far inferior statistics. I mean, his team was murdered in 3 of those SBs.http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000 ... nfirm=true