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.)
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.