Originally posted by 49erFaithful6:
No offense but how in the world did you have Calvin Johnson graded above Peyton Manning?
Peyton Manning was a really good college QB, but I don't think anyone projected the career he has created for himself. If you remember, there was a massive debate on who was the best QB in his draft year: Manning or Leaf.
As for Johnson, his combination of size, speed, and playmaking ability really translated well to the NFL, and I stated before the draft that he would break nearly all of Jerry Rice's record before he retired. I thought he was that special. Now, do I think he will reach that level at this point of his career? More than likely not. But, he may be one of the top five players in the NFL, and was easily the best player in that draft (the Raiders chose Russell number one that year...yikes).