Dan Kadar of MockingtheDraft.com recently penned an excellent article in response to Russ Lande of the Sporting News comment that Andrew Luck is the best draft prospect he’s seen in the past 10 years.

Dan took a look at his personal top 10 quarterbacks since 1996. We’ll take a look at our top 10 quarterbacks, as well as top 25 players since the 2001 NFL Draft (which would fall in Lande’s timeline).

Top 10 Quarterbacks (2001-2011)
*note, players listed in order of draft grade given prior to NFL Draft.*

1. Matt Ryan (2008)
2. Philip Rivers (2004)
3. Sam Bradford (2010)
4. Vince Young (2006)
5. Aaron Rodgers (2005)
6. Carson Palmer (2003)
7. Matthew Stafford (2009)
8. Eli Manning (2004)
9. Ben Roethlisberger (2004)
10. David Carr (2002)

Top 25 Players (2001-2011)
*note, players listed in order of draft grade given prior to NFL Draft.*

1. Matt Ryan (2008)
2. Ndamukong Suh (2010)
3. LaDainian Tomlinson (2001)
4. Julius Peppers (2002)
5. Larry Fitzgerald (2004)
6. Richard Seymour (2001)
7. Eric Berry (2010)
8. Philip Rivers (2004)
9. Charles Rogers (2003)
10. Mario Williams (2006)
11. Andre Johnson (2003)
12. Derrick Johnson (2005)
13. Sean Taylor (2004)
14. Sam Bradford (2010)
15. Joe Thomas (2007)
16. Vince Young (2006)
17. Aaron Rodgers (2005)
18. Reggie Bush (2006)
19. Calvin Johnson (2007)
20. Terrell Suggs (2003)
21. Cedric Benson (2005)
22. Carson Palmer (2003)
23. Braylon Edwards (2005)
24. Matthew Stafford (2009)
25. Vernon Davis (2006)