The Best (and Worst) No. 1 Overall Picks of the NFL Draft

April 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL draft is largely a crap shoot. Teams do their research, scrutinize each player thoroughly, do their scouting evaluations, and even after all that and more, sometimes they still miss. Nowhere is the risk/reward factor greater than with the team holding the No. 1 overall selection. That's the position the St. Louis Rams are in this year. While Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is regarded by most as the best, and safest, player in this year's draft class, all signs point to the Rams selecting Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford with the top pick. Will this move pan out for the Rams? Time will only tell - a story that has already played out several times in the 75-year history of the draft. There have been some great ones selected No. 1, and some really bad choices made. Players don't live up to the hype, whether it be due to injury or illness, or simply a lack of talent or mental toughness. There will be no Ernie Davis - the top pick in the 1962 NFL draft who never played...

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