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New York Jets - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

Before the city of Tennessee landed the old Houston Oilers and renamed them to the Titans, there was a Titans team in New York City that would become the Jets. Their very first pick in 1965 with the AFL’s number one overall pick would become known as “Broadway Joe.” Joe Namath would lead the old AFL to its first victory in the Super Bowl over the NFL in 1969 in a monstrous upse ...

Philadelphia Eagles - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

For those of you who are unaware, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles once joined forces because of World War II and a shortage of players and called themselves the “Steagles” The Eagles took part in that first NFL draft ever of 1936 and they made history by having the very first draft pick in a pro draft process. Jay Berwanger put himself into draft lore after beco ...

Pittsburgh Steelers - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

We’ve reached the team I have been following since becoming a football fan in 1972. There’s plenty of history with the Black and Gold since then and many great players that have come and gone. There are plenty before ‘72 as well but I was fortunate enough to witness some of the greatest players in Pittsburgh Steelers history. The thing about Pittsburgh is they have the reputati ...

San Francisco 49ers - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

Think of the 49ers and two names instantly come to mind...Rice and Montana. That was one hell of a combination. Only Rice was a first-round selection amazingly lasting 15 picks before San Franciso drafted him in the 16th slot in 1985. 15 teams passed on Rice who became arguably the greatest wide receiver in history. Only the overall #1 in that draft achieved success in the NFL ...

Seattle Seahawks - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

The Seahawks achieved success quickly after coming into the league in 1976. In just their third year (1978) they finished 9-7. In less than 10 years they were in the conference championship game (1983). Their very first-round draft pick was Steve Niehaus a defensive tackle from Notre Dame. Over the years Seattle built itself into a superb defensive team that focused on the runn ...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

The Bucs are Super Bowl champions. In upending the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs, Tom Brady in his first season as the starting quarterback in Tampa won his seventh Lombardi Trophy in his 10th attempt. With that said, it becomes the second NFL title for Tampa who in their debut season of 1976 got off to a terrible start losing every game that season and finishing 0-14. ...

Tennessee Titans - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

In 1996, then Houston Oilers owner Bud Adams did what many owners have done before him...moved his team to a new city. On to Nashville did the Oilers go retaining their nickname until 1999 when the team was renamed to the Titans. They left behind a void in Houston that remained until the Texans were established in 2002. This team was in Houston from the onset in 1961 as a membe ...

The Washington Football Team - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

As silly as it seems, the Redskins abandoned their name in 2020 resulting from public pressure to change the name after it was deemed racist. But the Redskins have a long and storied history that dates back to the very first draft in 1936. It took Washington just two drafts to find one of the greatest quarterbacks ever in the first-round as Sammy Baugh came to the nation’s capi ...

Recap of the Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

Now that every team has been covered, who would be the best player ever drafted in the first-round throughout the history of the NFL? There have been so many great ones it’s a very difficult choice. But this would be my list of finalists: 1957: Paul Hornung, (Green Bay) 1957: Jim Brown (Cleveland) 1962: Ernie Davis, (Washington-because of his tragic death, he never got to ...

Deshaun Watson Wants Out, J. J. Watt is Out, the Beginning of a New Era in Houston

January 12, 2020, the Houston Texans are dominating the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium 24-0 in the first half as Houston looks to reach the AFC Championship for the first time in franchise history. Instead, the Texans would give up 41 unanswered points on six straight touchdown drives by Kansas City in a 31-51 meltdown. What seemed to be Houston’s highest moment came c ...