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As a whole, '02 draft class has underperformed

Top-five picks in 2002, Joey Harrington and Mike Williams have become poster boys for a draft class that hasn't delivered, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: March 19, 2006, 3:28 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In reviewing any draft, the standard waiting period for making a fair and thorough analysis has historically been three seasons. But in the case of the 2002 lottery, even adding an extra year to the normal review period can't camouflage the reality of how abnormally bad that draft looks when evaluated by any measure.

The substandard quality of the '02 draft was further demonstrated this week when the Detroit Lions signed free-agent quarterbacks Jon Kitna and Josh McCown, two moves that have ...

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