The 2011 NFL Draft gets underway in a mere seven hours, whetting the appetites of fans worldwide. A report released Thursday morning indicated that the league’s year — i.e., the start of business activity, including free agency – would begin on Monday following the draft weekend.

In the spirit of the debates raging in pubs everywhere, I offer my first look at the 2011 Fantasy Quarterback Rankings. I exclude Carson Palmer as we await word on his final destination. I suspect that he finds a new home in Seattle and reunites with Pete Carroll. I also added the “TBD” tag for Kevin Kolb, who is expected to be on the move in short order.

1.       Aaron Rodgers, GB

2.       Drew Brees, NO

3.       Philip Rivers, SD

4.       Peyton Manning, IND

5.       Tom Brady, NE

6.       Michael Vick, PHI

7.       Tony Romo, DAL

8.       Matt Ryan, ATL

9.       Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

10.   Joe Flacco, BAL

11.   Matt Schaub, HOU

12.   Eli Manning, NYG

13.   Matthew Stafford, DET

14.   Josh Freeman, TB

15.   Jay Cutler, CHI

16.   Matt Cassel, KC

17.   Kevin Kolb, TBD

18.   Mark Sanchez, NYJ

19.   Sam Bradford, STL

20.   Kyle Orton, DEN