The path to franchise success in the NFL has always been the draft, and picking great players remains essential to building a winner. So we were curious: Which draft provided each NFL team with its best haul of talent?

To find each team’s best draft class ever, first we had to define “best.” Fortunately, there’s Pro Football Reference’s Approximate Value (AV) metric. AV is a composite measure of a player’s value to his team, based roughly on game appearances, game starts and awards such as Pro Bowl and All-Pro selections. Meaningful individual stats also help determine a player’s AV, and the metric is boosted for players who are members of winning teams.

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