With the 2020 NFL Draft behind us, CBS Sports decided to rank the No. 1 overall picks of the last 20 years. And Giants fans will love to see who's at the top of the list.
Eli Manning was atop the throne, coming in as the best first overall draft choice in the 21st century.
There are some great No. 1 picks who could rival Manning here, but with two Super Bowl MVP's under his belt to go along with other accolades like seventh all-time in passing yards and his 210 consecutive starts that sits third-best in NFL history, it's hard to argue against his ranking.
When you look at the others selected around Manning's 2004 draft, none have the Hall of Fame potential that Manning does, and that's even with his .500 career record at 117-117. Others are just too early to tell like Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield, who came in at the bottom of the list.
Manning just called it quits last season after leading the Giants for 16 seasons. It's exactly what he wanted to do when he came out of Ole Miss, telling the Chargers that he wasn't going to play for them. Owning the No. 1 pick, the Chargers and Giants struck a deal that would have San Diego taking Manning first overall while New York drafted Philip Rivers. Then, the quarterbacks were swapped and the rest is history.
Coming in behind Manning are a few more quarterbacks in the order of Cam Newton (2011), Carson Palmer (2003), Andrew Luck (2012), and Michael Vick (2000). The worst of the 20 picks is a no-brainer in JaMarcus Russell, who is arguably the biggest draft bust in NFL history after getting taken by the Raiders in the 2007 draft.