While it’s still about two or three years too early to completely assess the 2010 NFL draft class, the early returns indicate great things about the list of prospects. It was initially dubbed a deep draft class, and that certainly turned out to be the case.
Teams like the Patriots, Buccaneers, Rams, Browns and Lions really came away with some monstrous hauls, and it showed immediately on the field. The most promising aspect is that young players typically improve the most in their second year, and they don’t reach their true potential until their fourth or fifth year, which should yield better seasons to come for each of the teams that mastered the 2010 draft.
For the time being, let’s run through the best rookies from the most recent class. If their first season was any indication, each of these players will earn a ton of money throughout their careers.