Early on in Bryan Lienesch’s redraft, at least one pick stays the same. Spoiler alert: his nickname rhymes with Spegatron. (Photo courtesy Jason DeCrow/AP)

The 2017 NFL Draft is later this week, but before we look ahead, let’s look back! Ten years ago, teams were made and broken in one of the most impactful NFL drafts ever. Now with ten years of hindsight to provide more perspective on the draft, I reconvene the teams and redraft the draft that had some of the biggest stars and busts in recent memory.

Pick 1 – Oakland Raiders
Original Pick: JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU
Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 7 by the Minnesota Vikings)
Injury concerns at the time cost the future first ballot Hall of Famer to fall a few spots, but here, on a do over, the Raiders get to take back one of the biggest busts in NFL Draft history and take probably the most successful running back of this young century.

Pick 2 – Detroit Lions
Original Pick: Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech
Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 2 by the Detroit Lions)
Given a do-over, I think the Lions would happily select Calvin Johnson again. His somewhat abrupt retirement may have a few Lions fans wishing they drafted someone still playing today, but the good year and great plays Johnson brought to the motor city are undeniable. Another likely first-ballot Hall of Famer.

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Pick 3 – Cleveland Browns
Original Pick: Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin
Joe Thomas, OT, Wiscosnin (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 3 by the Cleveland Browns)
Again, I think given a mulligan the Browns make no change. Premier tackles often garner high draft picks and a decade later, this still looks like a great pick. The Browns could’ve gone a lot of ways here given their plethora of needs, but with AP and CJ off the board, there’s no use in rewriting history for this pick here.

Pick 4 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Original Pick: Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson
Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 14 by the New York Jets)
There are a handful of guys that would’ve made great picks for the Bucs in hindsight, but Gaines Adams definitely wasn’t one of them. That being said, it’s hard to argue against them going with a man so good he was given his own fictitious real estate on whatever patch of field he covered. At this point, the Bucs were only five years removed from their Super Bowl XXXVII victory where their defense itself outscored Rich Gannon and the Raiders, and ‘Revis Island’ would’ve been a great way to keep that tradition going.

Pick 5 – Arizona Cardinals
Original Pick: Levi Brown, OT, Penn State
Marshawn Lynch, RB, California (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 12 by the Buffalo Bills)
Levi Brown was far from the worst pick in Cardinals history, but here, now, ten years later, we know they could’ve done better. For instance, Marshawn Lynch. Maybe Lynch would’ve wound up in Seattle regardless of who drafted him, but what if Lynch was the piece that could’ve put the Cardinals over the Steelers when they met in the Super Bowl just two years later? Some arguments we’ll never know the answer to.

Pick 6 – Washington Redskins
Original Pick: LaRon Landry, S, LSU
Patrick Willis, LB, Ole Miss (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 11 by the San Francisco 49ers)
Landry is something of an enigma. You can’t say he didn’t find success in the NFL (a 2012 trip to the Pro Bowl would argue against that), but the success he did have was fleeting. And all things being considered, I think in this redraft the Redskins would opt for someone with a little more consistent success throughout their career, like Willis, arguably the best linebacker in this class.

Pick 7 – Minnesota Vikings
Original Pick: Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma
Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 28 by the San Francisco 49ers)
Now we get into our first pick where who the team originally took was an absolute winner but, in this redraft, they find them now already off the board. And while Joe Staley may seem like something of a consolation prize compared to Adrian Peterson, nothing could be further from the truth. The five-time Pro Bowler would have my vote for the Hall in most years and could’ve been an anchor on the Vikings O-line this whole decade.

Pick 8 – Atlanta Falcons
Original Pick: Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas
Eric Weddle, S, Utah (Originally Picked Round 2, Pick 5 by the San Diego Chargers)
Remember this was the pick the Falcons acquired as part of the deal for Matt Schaub, so you can technically say the Falcons moved up to grabbed Jamaal Anderson, a player, as it turned out, who was definitely not worth moving up the board for. Instead, the Falcons would’ve been much better off going with Weddle, the first safety gone in this redraft, who actually led the league in interceptions in 2011 and has had continued success these ten years since the 2007 draft.

Pick 9 – Miami Dolphins
Original Pick: Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Ohio State
Marshal Yanda, OT, Iowa (Originally picked Round 3, Pick 22 by the Baltimore Ravens)
Who did the Ravens find in the middle of the third round in 2007? Just a six-time pro bowl offensive tackle. No big deal. Easily the best player the Ravens selected in this draft class (which actually featured three eventual Pro Bowlers), Yanda would probably still be locking down the edge for the Dolphins. Ted Ginn Jr. wasn’t the worst choice by any stretch of the imagination and has managed to have a decent career, but Yanda far and away would’ve been a better draft selection.

Pick 10 – Houston Texans
Original Pick: Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville
Greg Olsen, TE, Miami (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 31 by the Chicago Bears)
Using the pick they sort of swapped with Atlanta in the Schaub deal, the Texans selected Amobi Okoye, a player whose career ended up being as amoebous as his name. They would’ve been much better off taking Olsen, one of the more consistent tight ends on this side of the year 2000. Case in point: now, ten years later, Olsen may even be just entering the apex of his career.

Pick 11 – San Francisco 49ers
Original Pick: Patrick Willis, LB, Ole Miss
LaMarr Woodley, DE, Michigan (Originally picked Round 2, Pick 14 by the Pittsburgh Steelers)
Yes, Woodley has only had one Pro Bowl season and has never been more than a second-team all-pro, but that’s not what you should be looking at is 58 career sacks. Woodley is that hybrid DE/LB that fits the now highly-coveted but ambiguously-defined ‘Edge’ position so much. Between him and Willis, would the Niners still like to have Willis back? Sure. But in this redraft, Willis is long gone, and Woodley is arguably the next most impactful defensive player available.

Pick 12 – Buffalo Bills
Original Pick: Marshawn Lynch, RB, California
Michael Griffin, S, Texas (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 19 by the Tennessee Titans)
I almost put Brandon Meriweather here given I felt he has been the more talented player over these ten years, but then I was dumbfounded to learn that Griffin has actually very quietly had about double the production Meriweather has had over the course of his career. And numbers don’t lie. Add in two Pro Bowl selections and, well, not getting Marshawn Lynch in this redraft will never feel good, but definitely hurts less with a guy like Griffin.

Pick 13 – St. Louis Rams
Original Pick: Adam Carriker, DT, Nebraska
Jon Beason, LB, Miami (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 25 by the Carolina Panthers)
Adam Carriker’s career definitely didn’t pan out like the Rams probably had hoped. But enter Beason, a three time Pro Bowler, Beason had 705 tackles in the NFL, or about 70 tackles a season. Was most of his production in the first few years of his career? Absolutely. But you could do worst in the middle of the first round than an eventual three-time Pro Bowler. Just ask Carriker.

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Pick 14 – New York Jets
Original Pick: Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh
Ryan Kalil, C, USC (Originally picked Round 2, Pick 27 by the Carolina Panthers)
How good is Ryan Kalil? Had he been drafted here, he would’ve been the highest drafted Center since Steve Everitt in 1993. And yet one could make a pretty convincing argument that Kalil should’ve gone even higher in this draft. So even though the Jets originally moved up here to nab Revis, doing so again in this parallel universe for Kalil isn’t so crazy. And while the Jets, given the choice, would take Revis again in a heartbeat, imagine the one-two combination of Kalil and offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson, who the Jets drafted fourth overall the year before.

Pick 15 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Original Pick: Lawrence Timmons, LB, Florida State
Reggie Nelson, S, Florida (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 21 by the Jacksonville Jaguars)
Taking Timmons again is tempting given the players still available now in this redraft, and no one could fault Pittsburgh, but I think if push came to shove, they’d rather take Reggie Nelson on a redo. The two time Pro Bowler co-led the league in interceptions just a couple years ago, providing evidence to his long and consistently productive career.

Pick 16 – Green Bay Packers
Original Pick: Justin Harrell, DT, Tennessee
Ben Grubbs, OG, Auburn (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 29 by the Baltimore Ravens)
Justin Harrell only played in 14 games in his career and only started two of them, making just about any reasonable pick here far and away better than him. Would it be too early for the Packers to take the most successful offensive guard in this draft off the board? It depends on who you ask, but there’s no denying, given the ten years of history we now know, he is one of the most successful players still remaining. And the Packers certainly could’ve used him as they tried to extend Favre’s career.

Pick 17 – Denver Broncos
Original Pick: Jarvis Moss, DE, Florida
Brandon Meriweather, S, Miami (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 24 by the New England Patriots)
The Broncos traded with the Jaguars, moving up to this pick to select Jarvis Moss, a defensive lineman who, in six seasons in the NFL only amassed 48 tackles and 6 sacks. Not really what the Broncos were hoping for. Enter Meriweather, a two-time Pro Bowl safety who has had a much longer and more productive career than Moss did. With the option of a mulligan, I think the Broncos would gladly take him instead.

Pick 18 – Cincinnati Bengals
Original Pick: Leon Hall, CB, Michigan
Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 23 by the Kansas City Chiefs)
Hall hasn’t had a terrible career, per say, but there are better options out there for the Bengals in this redraft. Like, for instance, Dwayne Bowe. With 44 touchdowns and over 7,200 receiving yards already to his name in his lengthy career (which isn’t technically over, by the way), Bowe has proven to have enough playmaking ability to warrant him going higher than he did originally, and who better than the Bengals who, before picking up AJ Green in 2011, were in desperate need of weapons on the outside.

Pick 19 – Tennessee Titans
Original Pick: Michael Griffin, S, Texas
Dashon Goldson, S, Washington (Originally picked Round 4, Pick 27 by the San Francisco 49ers)
With Michael Griffin already taken with the 12th pick in this redraft, the Titans are still in need of secondary help. Luckily for them, Dashon Goldson is still available here. And despite being drafted three rounds apart in 2007, Griffin and Goldson’s careers, from a statistical perspective, haven’t been all that dissimilar. Does that mean the Titans might not have taken Griffin given a chance to do it over between these two? No. But it does mean the whole left by Griffin is sufficiently filled with Goldson.

Pick 20 – New York Giants
Original Pick: Aaron Ross, CB, Texas
Jermon Bushrod, OT, Towson (Originally picked Round 4, Pick 26 by the New Orleans Saints)
While this may seem like a bit of a headscratcher to some, that’s simply because Bushrod isn’t exactly a household name. What he is, however, is a two-time Pro Bowler that has started 112 games in the NFL in a career that isn’t over. That sort of play out from a premium position like offensive tackle? You could actually make the argument that going 20th overall is too low for Bushrod.

Pick 21 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Original Pick: Reggie Nelson, S, Florida
Lawrence Timmons, LB, Florida State (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 15 by the Pittsburgh Steelers)
Originally the Jaguars found Reggie Nelson here after moving back in a deal with the Broncos, but Nelson is gone. He was even already gone when Denver made their selection so it’s still conceivable that the Jaguars would cut the same deal and move back. Luckily they still find Lawrence Timmons, a Pro Bowl linebacker approaching 1,000 tackles in his still-active career.

Pick 22 – Cleveland Browns
Original Pick: Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame
Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina (Originally picked Round 2, Pick 12 by the Minnesota Vikings)
In 2007, the Browns moved up to this spot to grab quarterback Brady Quinn. Spoiler alert: Quinn didn’t work out in the NFL. And while Rice’s time in the spotlight was brief, he did manage to rack up 30 touchdowns on almost 3,600 receiving yards. Add in the fact that those numbers came over what some might call an abridged seven-year career and the average production is actually pretty decent. Not that it took much to argue not picking Quinn again in this redraft.

Pick 23 – Kansas City Chiefs
Original Pick: Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU
Paul Posluszny, LB, Penn State (Originally picked Round 2, Pick 2 by the Buffalo Bills)
The longtime Chief Bowe is drafted a few picks earlier in this redraft, meaning Kansas City has to go another way here. Why not defense? Posluszny is about as underrated as they come. Still in the NFL, Posluszny is approaching 1,200 tackles and has double digits in both sacks and interceptions. And yet, all that production was apparently only good for one Pro Bowl bid (thus far). But numbers don’t lie and the Chiefs definitely could’ve used his production on defense.

Pick 24 – New England Patriots
Original Pick: Brandon Meriweather, S, Miami
Zach Miller, TE, Arizona State (Originally picked Round 2, Pick 6 by the Oakland Raiders)
Another instance of the original pick already being taken, the Patriots acquired this pick in the Deion Branch deal. With the safety position already pretty depleted here, the Patriots could’ve gone wideout to try and replace Branch, but one of the reasons they dealt Branch was the acquisition of Randy Moss (remember, the Patriots were about to go undefeated until they lost in the Super Bowl to the Giants). So how about a different offensive weapon? The Patriots didn’t really have a superb tight end rostered at the time and we’ve seen since how a dynamic tight end makes the Patriots offense even more potent.

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Pick 25 – Carolina Panthers
Original Pick: Jon Beason, LB, Miami
LaRon Landry, S, LSU (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 6 by the Washington Redskins)
Here’s the thing: at some point Landry’s level of production can’t be denied despite his Icarus-like bout with success in the NFL. Jon Beason is already gone for the Panthers and while taking another linebacker like Anthony Spencer is certainly an option, Landry had almost double the tackles in his eight-year career with similar forced turnover numbers. Some may roll their eyes at this pick, but there are very few players left here in this 2007 class that had as good a few seasons as Landry had.

Pick 26 – Dallas Cowboys
Original Pick: Anthony Spencer, LB, Purdue
Anthony Spencer, LB, Purdue (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 26 by the Dallas Cowboys)
The Cowboys took Spencer in 2007 and he’s among the best still available here in this redraft. So let’s make things easy and have the Cowboys take him again. If they liked him that much in 2007, there aren’t that many players still around here through 25 picks that could change their mind on who to take.

Pick 27 – New Orleans Saints
Original Pick: Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee
Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Ohio State (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 9 by the Miami Dolphins)
Ted Ginn Jr. is that sort of player whose managed to have a long career attaining some success while never really reaching that next tier of “star” status. Still, if the Saints still wanted to go wide receiver here, his production as a dual-threat wide out and kick returner combined with the fact that he’s had a longer and more consistent career makes him a more enticing option that the Saints’ original pick in this redraft.

Pick 28 – San Francisco 49ers
Original Pick: Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan
Leon Hall, CB, Michigan (Originally picked Round 1, Pick 18 by the Cincinnati Bengals)
Hall is quite easily the best player in this entire draft class never to be honored with a Pro Bowl invite (though he was named second team All-Pro in 2009). That’s okay, all that means is the Niners still get a great player in Joe Staley’s place who, knowing what we know now, never should have even come close to lasting 28 picks before coming off the board. But San Francisco will happily take Hall’s near 30-interception career and run with it, so to speak.

Pick 29 – Baltimore Ravens
Original Pick: Ben Grubbs, OG, Auburn
James Jones, WR, San Jose State (Originally picked Round 3, Pick 14 by the Green Bay Packers)
Some might have Jones higher with his 51 career touchdowns, but Jones is more Posluszny-type of player whose undeniable level of impact in and on the game has gone largely underappreciated. And outside of his one 14 TD season, if we’re being brutally honest, Jones has been good-not-great. Still, it’s a hell of an upgrade over where he was taken originally in the middle of the third round.

Pick 30 – San Diego Chargers
Original Pick: Craig Davis, WR, LSU
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Marshall (Originally picked Round 7, Pick 40 by the New York Giants)
It’s tough to remember way back when the Chargers actually got within sniffing distance of the Super Bowl. The draft after they came up just short, they jumped on the LSU bandwagon and selected a receiver in the first round that only ever caught two touchdowns on less than 600 yards receiving. They would’ve been much better off going with Bradshaw who was more than capable of carrying his own in a running-back-by-committee situation a couple of times and proved to even be a bit of a dual threat with his receiving prowess, where, by the way, he’s had more receiving yards and touchdowns than the actual wide receiver the Chargers drafted in 2007.

Pick 31 – Chicago Bears
Original Pick: Greg Olsen, TE, Miami
Pierre Thomas, RB, Illinois (Originally undrafted)
Pierre Thomas will never be considered a superstar by any stretch of the imagination, but the fact that he went undrafted is now preposterous given the career we’ve seen him have since. The Bears had come up just short of the Colts and had virtually nothing at running back next to Cedric Benson who was equal parts hot and cold the following season. With Greg Olsen long gone in this redraft, there are very few players available here that could’ve helped as much as Pierre Thomas on the offensive side of the ball.

Pick 32 – Indianapolis Colts
Original Pick: Anthony Gonzalez, WR, Ohio State
Doug Free, OT, NIU (Originally picked Round 4, Pick 23 by the Dallas Cowboys)
As I remind everyone what a sought-after position offensive tackle is, I bring you Doug Free. 114 games started in a long and successful career that just ended with him holding his own on one of the best offensive lines in the league with the Cowboys. I couldn’t imagine an offensive tackle with ten solid seasons in the NFL not getting taken in the first round of an NFL draft, so he goes here ahead of some “bigger” skill position names still left on the board.