75 – 51 MOST VALUABLE DRAFT PICKS OF ALL TIME ANNOUNCED
Top 10 All-Time Draft Picks Revealed During 2010 NFL Draft
In celebration of the 75th NFL Draft, which kicks off in primetime for the first time on Thursday, April 22, fans chose the 75 Most Valuable Draft Picks of all time presented by Verizon. Nearly 45 million votes were cast from March 12 – April 18 on NFL.com.
The NFL announced today picks 75 – 51. Picks 50 – 26 will be announced on Tuesday, April 20 and picks 25 – 11 on Wednesday, April 21 on NFL.com and NFL Network. The top 10 greatest Draft picks then will be revealed during the 2010 NFL Draft, which begins Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 PM ET. The Second and Third Rounds of the Draft will be on Friday, April 23 at 6:00 PM ET followed by Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 24 at 10:00 AM ET.
The 10 Most Valuable Draft Picks will be announced during Round 1, when many of the Top 10 will be in attendance at Radio City Music Hall, the home of the 2010 NFL Draft. The order of the Top 10 will be revealed following the conclusion of the Second Round of the Draft on Friday night. Some of these players will be on hand for the announcement.
NFL.com editors narrowed down the first 74 Drafts to a list of the top 320 players, consisting of 10 players from each team. Fans began the process of determining the Most Valuable Draft Pick by choosing between pairs of players randomly generated from the list of 320 greats.
51 – 75 MOST VALUABLE DRAFT PICKS OF ALL TIME AS SELECTED BY FANS ON NFL.COM
(The team listed is the team that drafted the player.)
RankNameTeamYear; Round, Pick
51Darrell Green Washington Redskins1983; 1, 28
52Art Monk Washington Redskins1980; 1; 18
53Brian Urlacher Chicago Bears2000; 1; 9
54Warren Sapp Tampa Bay Buccaneers1995; 1; 12
55Thurman Thomas Buffalo Bills1988; 2; 40
56Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers1973; 3; 64
57Champ Bailey Washington Redskins1999; 1; 7
58Dwight Freeney Indianapolis Colts2002; 1; 11
59Jerome Bettis Los Angeles Rams1993; 1; 10
60Terrell Davis Denver Broncos1995; 6; 196
61Terrell Owens San Francisco 49ers1996; 3; 89
62Brian Dawkins Philadelphia Eagles1996; 2; 61
63Jared Allen Kansas City Chiefs2004; 4; 126
64Darren Sharper Green Bay Packers1997; 2; 60
65Mel Blount Pittsburgh Steelers1970; 3; 53
66Jack Ham Pittsburgh Steelers1971; 2; 34
67Larry Csonka Miami Dolphins1968; 1; 8
68Andre Johnson Houston Texans2003; 1; 3
69Kellen Winslow San Diego Chargers1979; 1; 13
70Ray Nitschke Green Bay Packers 1958; 3; 36
71Julius Peppers Carolina Panthers2002; 1; 2
72Derrick Brooks Tampa Bay Buccaneers1995; 1; 28
73John Lynch Tampa Bay Buccaneers1993; 3; 82
74Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins1937; 1; 6
75Gene Upshaw Oakland Raiders1967; 1; 17
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