NFL Draft 2011: Which Teams Could Make the 2011 Playoffs with a Good Draft?

2011 NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers Among Teams Who Could Sneak into the Playoffs with a Good Draft

Simply put, the NFL draft is the engine that drives teams to the playoffs. The equation is pretty self-explanatory: Several good draft classes equal good NFL players, which usually equal a team that is playoff-worthy.

For several teams that missed out on the playoffs in 2010, Thursday's NFL draft could represent the final touches on what could be a return to the playoffs in 2011.

Here are 11 teams that could find themselves in the postseason next season with a good showing over the next three days in New York City.

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