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Denver Broncos - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

Think of the Denver Broncos and the first name that comes to mind is John Elway. Do we need to go on? Of course, for those who don’t know the back story on Elway’s drafting in 1983, he was picked by the Colts but refused to go there. So he made sure a trade was worked up so that he would be traded after Baltimore selected him. The rest is history on his Hall of Fame career. Is ...

Detroit Lions - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

In 2009 the Detroit Lions drafted Matthew Stafford out of the University of Georgia in the first round. In 2021, Stafford was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for another team’s #1, Jared Goff. The year before Stafford came aboard, Detroit’s number one pick in the first-round was Ndamukong Suh who has bounced around several teams since. The Lions have been drafting pl ...

Green Bay Packers - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

Considered by many as the greatest franchise in NFL history, the Packers are also the only team publicly owned. Their legacy and past players and coaches are legendary. The Super Bowl trophy is named after one of their former coaches. Vince Lombardi’s teams of the 1960s were some of the greatest ever and like Bill Belichick today, he got the most out of the least in his players ...

Houston Texans - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

When the Oilers of Houston bolted town in 1996, they landed in Tennessee and left a huge hole in Texas. It would not be until 2002 before the city of Houston would host another NFL team. The Texans was the new name granted to the latest expansion team and their draft history is also the shortest. Their very first draft pick with the #1 choice overall in the league was David Car ...

Indianapolis Colts - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

The Colts were a staple in the city of Baltimore for a very long time until they upped and moved over to the state of Indiana in 1984. In 1953 the then Baltimore version of the team held its first draft and as many expansion teams do they began with a quarterback with the first pick. That man was Adrian Burk from Baylor. The Colts would eventually win a Super Bowl in Baltimore ...

Jacksonville Jaguars - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

We’ve reached this year’s team that has the overall number one draft pick and it’s a consensus that the selection will be Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence. The word on Lawrence is that he is a “can’t miss.” Jaguars fans will hope this rings true because Jacksonville has had one of the worst track records for first-round picks since coming into the league in 1995. Those picks that went ...

Kansas City Chiefs - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History

Before the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs called Kansas City home, they were based in Dallas as the Texans. We now have a Texans team in Houston but the original Texans were in Dallas for only three seasons as a member of the old American Football League (AFL). In 1962 the Texans won the AFL title after having a 6-8 and 8-6 season in 1961 and 1960 respectively. The Chiefs ...

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 ...