Top Draft Picks Of All Time (51-75)

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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 ONNFL.COM

(The team listed is the team that drafted the player.)

Rk

Name

Team

Year; Round, Pick

51 Darrell Green Washington Redskins 1983; 1, 28
52 Art Monk Washington Redskins 1980; 1; 18
53 Brian Urlacher Chicago Bears 2000; 1; 9
54 Warren Sapp Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1995; 1; 12
55 Thurman Thomas Buffalo Bills 1988; 2; 40
56 Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers 1973; 3; 64
57 Champ Bailey Washington Redskins 1999; 1; 7
58 Dwight Freeney Indianapolis Colts 2002; 1; 11
59 Jerome Bettis Los Angeles Rams 1993; 1; 10
60 Terrell Davis Denver Broncos 1995; 6; 196
61 Terrell Owens San Francisco 49ers 1996; 3; 89
62 Brian Dawkins Philadelphia Eagles 1996; 2; 61
63 Jared Allen Kansas City Chiefs 2004; 4; 126
64 Darren Sharper Green Bay Packers 1997; 2; 60
65 Mel Blount Pittsburgh Steelers 1970; 3; 53
66 Jack Ham Pittsburgh Steelers 1971; 2; 34
67 Larry Csonka Miami Dolphins 1968; 1; 8
68 Andre Johnson Houston Texans 2003; 1; 3
69 Kellen Winslow San Diego Chargers 1979; 1; 13
70 Ray Nitschke Green Bay Packers 1958; 3; 36
71 Julius Peppers Carolina Panthers 2002; 1; 2
72 Derrick Brooks Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1995; 1; 28
73 John Lynch Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1993; 3; 82
74 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins 1937; 1; 6
75 Gene Upshaw Oakland Raiders 1967; 1; 17

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Quite a few Redskins listed here.  You have Darrell Green and Art Monk leading off the list at 51 and 52.  Hard to deny these two players what they are due.  Champ Bailey deserves his place. However, Sammy Baugh, at 74 I think is too low.  Anyway this was a fan vote, but the accolades are all well deserved.

Tags: Art Monk Champ Bailey Darrell Green Sammy Baugh

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