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Los Angeles Chargers - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

As you have read thus far in this article, teams in the NFL often find themselves relocating to a new city. Such is the case with the team that is also known as the ‘Bolts. The Chargers who were in San Diego for a very long time now share the city of Los Angeles with the Rams. In 2004, the Chargers pulled a stunt much like what was mentioned earlier with John Elway. San Diego d ...

Los Angeles Rams - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

Next up we have the 3-city Rams. Originating in Cleveland the team would later move across the country to L.A. before skirting out to St. Louis in 1995 before heading back to the west coast again in 2016. One of the older franchises in the NFL, it all began for the Rams in 1937. The first big-name collegiate player taken by the Rams in the first-round was Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hir ...

Las Vegas Raiders - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

You talk about a team moving around, the Oakland Raiders now in Las Vegas, got started in Oakland, moved to Los Angeles, back to Oakland before setting in the desert lands of Nevada. If not for the Pittsburgh Steelers dynasty teams of the 1970s the Raiders would have been the AFC’s dominant team during that period. The Steelers and Raiders did not like each other and their riva ...

Miami Dolphins - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

Here we have the only team in history to go undefeated in the regular season and then march all the way to the Super Bowl to win a championship and not lose a single game. Bob Griese was the quarterback in 1972 when Miami finished 17-0 and defeated the Washington Redskins in the Super Bowl. Griese was not the Dolphins’ greatest quarterback however, instead, it was the first-rou ...

Minnesota Vikings - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

Like the Buffalo Bills, the Minnesota Vikings have been to the Super Bowl four times only to lose all four. Minnesota’s last visit to the big dance was way back in 1976. Along the way, they’ve had many great players including their infamous “Purple People Eaters” defensive front (Alan Page, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall, Gary Larsen). Page and Eller were both first-round draft picks ...

New England Patriots - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

2020 represented the first time the New England Patriots did not have Tom Brady on the roster since his was drafted in 2000 and they failed to make the playoffs. Brady won the Super Bowl with his new team in Tampa. Yet Brady was not a first-round draft pick. In fact, he came on board from a much later round (6th). Making their debut in 1960, the Patriots then known as the “Bost ...

New Orleans Saints - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

For many years since their debut in the NFL, the New Orleans Saints suffered through many losing seasons so bad to the point fans put brown bags over their heads and called themselves the “Ain’ts.” But what New Orleans can take credit for is that they started the legacy of the quarterbacking family named Manning. In 1971 Archie Manning was the second pick of the NFL draft but u ...

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

The New York Giants' history dates back to the start of the NFL making them among the senior group of franchises in the NFL. The Giants like the Packers, Bears, Redskins, Steelers, Cardinals, and Rams have a very rich history. The Hall of Fame players who wore a Giants jersey is many. Not all were first-round draft picks but in 1981 they made their best first-round pick ever wh ...

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 ...