In celebration of the 75th NFL Draft, which kicked off in primetime for the first time on Thursday, April 22, fans chose the 75 most valuable draft picks of all time presented by Verizon. Nearly 45 million votes were cast from March 12 though April 18 on NFL.com.
Your votes have been cast and counted, and now take a look at the greatest picks in the 75-year history of the draft, from No. 75, Gene Upshaw, to No. 11, Mike Singletary. **More ...**
On Thursday, the NFL announced the 75 most valuable draft picks of all time with many of the top-10 finishers in attendance at Radio City Music Hall, home of the 2010 NFL Draft. The order of the top 10 will be revealed following the conclusion of the second round on Friday night, with some of these players expected to be on hand for the announcement. The second and third rounds of the draft will be on Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m. ET followed by Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m. ET.
NFL.com editors narrowed down the first 74 Drafts to a list of the top 320 players, consisting of 10 players from each team. Fans began the process of determining the Most Valuable Draft Pick by choosing between pairs of players randomly generated from the list of 320 greats.