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The best first-round NFL draft picks in Y2K era

Which first-rounder in the 2012 NFL Draft will be the best value in the coming years? Since 2000, the talent dispersal has been spread pretty evenly through the 30 odd picks in the first round, although last year's best might have been the top guy selected: Cam Newton. Yet, he doesn't make the cut as one of the 25 best first-round picks of Y2K. He doesn't have the skins on the wall yet. Matt Ryan, Logan Mankins and CJ2K -- all honorable mentions -- didn't make it either. So who did?

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Elliot Harrison

NFL.com Analyst

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