We take a look at the best player drafted at each position, every year from 2000-2009. Enjoy- and Happy New Year.


**Players listed at drafted position**

2000
QB- Tom Brady (Rd6 Pick 199)
RB- Jamal Lewis (Rd1 Pick 5)
WR- Laveranues Coles (Rd3 Pick 78)
TE- Bubba Franks (Rd1 Pick 14)
OT- Chris Samuels (Rd1 Pick 3)
OG- Mark Tauscher (Rd7 Pick 224)
OC- Brad Meester (Rd2 Pick 60)
DE- Adalius Thomas (Rd6 Pick 186)
DT- Cornelius Griffin (Rd2 Pick 42)
OLB- Julian Peterson (Rd1 Pick 16)
MLB- Brian Urlacher (Rd1 Pick 9)
CB- Deltha O’Neal (Rd1 Pick 15)
S- Mike Brown (Rd2 Pick 39)

2001
QB- Drew Brees (Rd2 Pick 32)
RB- LaDainian Tomlinson (Rd1 Pick 5)
WR- Steve Smith (Rd3 Pick 74)
TE- Todd Heap (Rd1 Pick 31)
OT- Jeff Backus (Rd1 Pick 18)
OG- Steve Hutchinson (Rd1 Pick 17)
OC- Dominic Raiola (Rd2 Pick 50)
DE- Justin Smith (Rd1 Pick 4)
DT- Kris Jenkins (Rd2 Pick 44)
OLB- Morlon Greenwood (Rd3 Pick 88)
MLB- Dan Morgan (Rd1 Pick 11)
CB- Nate Clements (Rd1 Pick 21)
S- Adrian Wilson (Rd3 Pick 64)

2002
QB- David Garrard (Rd4 Pick 108)
RB- Brian Westbrook (Rd3 Pick 91)
WR- Javon Walker (Rd1 Pick 20)
TE- Jeremy Shockey (Rd1 Pick 14)
OT- Bryant McKinnie (Rd1 Pick 7)
OG- Kyle Kosier (Rd7 Pick 249)
OC- Seth McKinney (Rd3 Pick 90)
DE- Julius Peppers (Rd1 Pick 2)
DT- Albert Haynesworth (Rd1 Pick 15)
OLB- Will Witherspoon (Rd3 Pick 73)
MLB- Napoleon Harris (Rd1 Pick 23)
CB- Quentin Jammer (Rd1 Pick 5)
S- Ed Reed (Rd1 Pick 24)

2003
QB- Carson Palmer (Rd1 Pick 1)
RB- Willis McGahee (Rd1 Pick 23)
WR- Andre Johnson (Rd1 Pick 3)
TE- Jason Witten (Rd3 Pick 69)
OT- Jordan Gross (Rd1 Pick 8)
OG- David Diehl (Rd5 Pick 160)
OC- Jeff Faine (Rd1 Pick 21)
DE- Kevin Williams (Rd1 Pick 7)
DT- Ty Warren (Rd1 Pick 13)
OLB- Lance Briggs (Rd3 Pick 68)
MLB- Bradie James (Rd4 Pick 103)
CB- Nnamdi Asomugha (Rd1 Pick 31)
S- Troy Polamalu (Rd1 Pick 16)

2004
QB- Philip Rivers (Rd1 Pick 4)
RB- Steven Jackson (Rd1 Pick 24)
WR- Larry Fitzgerald (Rd1 Pick 3)
TE- Chris Cooley (Rd3 Pick 81)
OT- Stacy Andrews (Rd4 Pick 123)
OG- Chris Snee (Rd2 Pick 34)
OC- Nick Hardwick (Rd3 Pick 66)
DE- Jared Allen (Rd4 Pick 126)
DT- Vince Wilfork (Rd1 Pick 21)
OLB- DJ Williams (Rd1 Pick 17)
MLB- Jonathan Vilma (Rd1 Pick 12)
CB- Dunta Robinson (Rd1 Pick 10)
S- Sean Taylor (Rd1 Pick 5)

2005
QB- Aaron Rodgers (Rd1 Pick 24)
RB- Frank Gore (Rd3 Pick 65) **Hat tip: Dave Ryan**
WR- Braylon Edwards (Rd1 Pick 3)
TE- Heath Miller (Rd1 Pick 30)
OT- Michael Roos (Rd2 Pick 41)
OG- Logan Mankins (Rd1 Pick 32)
OC- Jason Brown (Rd4 Pick 124)
DE- DeMarcus Ware (Rd1 Pick 11)
DT- Luis Castillo (Rd1 Pick 28)
OLB- Shawne Merriman (Rd1 Pick 12)
MLB- Lofa Tatupu (Rd2 Pick 45)
CB- Marlin Jackson (Rd1 Pick 29)
S- Kerry Rhodes (Rd4 Pick 123)

2006
QB- Jay Cutler (Rd1 Pick 11)
RB- DeAngelo Williams (Rd1 Pick 27)
WR- Brandon Marshall (Rd4 Pick 119)
TE- Vernon Davis (Rd1 Pick 6)
OT- Marcus McNeill (Rd2 Pick 18)
OG- Max Jean-Gilles (Rd4 Pick 99)
OC- Nick Mangold (Rd1 Pick 29)
DE- Mario Williams (Rd1 Pick 1)
DT- Haloti Ngata (Rd1 Pick 12)
OLB- Thomas Howard (Rd2 Pick 38)
MLB- DeMeco Ryans (Rd2 Pick 33)
CB- Antonio Cromartie (Rd1 Pick 19)
S- Antoine Bethea (Rd6 Pick 207)

2007
QB- Kevin Kolb (Rd2 Pick 36)
RB- Adrian Peterson (Rd1 Pick 7)
WR- Calvin Johnson (Rd1 Pick 2)
TE- Zach Miller (Rd2 Pick 38)
OT- Joe Thomas (Rd1 Pick 2)
OG- Ben Grubbs (Rd1 Pick 29)
OC- Ryan Kalil (Rd2 Pick 59)
DE- LaMarr Woodley (Rd2 Pick 46)
DT- Jay Alford (Rd3 Pick 81)
OLB- Stewart Bradley (Rd3 Pick 87)
MLB- Patrick Willis (Rd1 Pick 11)
CB- Darrelle Revis (Rd1 Pick 14)
S- Michael Griffin (Rd1 Pick 19)

2008
QB- Matt Ryan (Rd1 Pick 3)
RB- Chris Johnson (Rd1 Pick 24)
WR- DeSean Jackson (Rd2 Pick 49)
TE- John Carlson (Rd1 Pick 38)
OT- Ryan Clady (Rd1 Pick 12)
OG- Branden Albert (Rd1 Pick 15)
OC- Mike Pollak (Rd2 Pick 59)
DE- Chris Long (Rd1 Pick 2)
DT- Sedrick Ellis (Rd1 Pick 7)
OLB- Keith Rivers (Rd1 Pick 9)
MLB- Jerod Mayo (Rd1 Pick 10)
CB- Antoine Cason (Rd1 Pick 27)
S- Kenny Phillips (Rd1 Pick 31)

2009
QB- Mark Sanchez (Rd1 Pick 5)
RB- LeShown McCoy (Rd2 Pick 53)
WR- Michael Crabtree (Rd1 Pick 10)
TE- Brandon Pettigrew (Rd1 Pick 20)
OT- Michael Oher (Rd1 Pick 23)
OG- Andy Levitre (Rd2 Pick 51)
OC- Alex Mack (Rd1 Pick 21)
DE- Tyson Jackson (Rd1 Pick 3)
DT- BJ Raji (Rd1 Pick 9)
OLB- Brian Orakpo (Rd1 Pick 13)
MLB- James Laurinaitis (Rd2 Pick 35)
CB- Vontae Davis (Rd1 Pick 25)
S- Jairus Byrd (Rd2 Pick 42)