Former four-time Superbowl Champion and Oakland Raider Ronnie Lott recently spoke with Senior Editor of The Hype Magazine Landon Buford about where he would rank the 1981 NFL draft class amongst others greats.
The 1981 NFL draft class featured seven Hall of Famers, which included Lawrence Taylor, Ronnie Lott, Howie Long, Mike Singletary and Kenny Easley.
“Take Lawrence Taylor for example; he is someone that changed the game and had an incredible impact on the game. Take Kenny, for instance, you can see how the safety position was played, or Singletary’s leadership and capability contributed to the game. If you take other members of that 1981 class like Rickey Jackson, there is an argument to be made that this class is possibly one of the best to ever be drafted into the national football league.” Said Ronnie Lott.
Lott continues to say, “Given that it produced so many players inducted into the Hall of Fame. It was an incredible run. A lot of those players were not just players who played eight to ten years most of them played substantially longer than individuals before or after them. Having the staying power that came with that group of athletes in the 1981 class, there was something in the water, which inspired a group of athletes to perform at a high level for an extensive amount of time.”
We heard what Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott had to say about the 1981 draft, now we want to hear your thoughts. Is the 1981 Draft Class the best of all-time or is there another one out there that you feel is better? Let us know in the comment section below. The full interview with can be seen here.