13 Biggest Steals in the History of the NFL Draft

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Every time the NFL draft rolls around, everyone starts analyzing stats and assessing risks in an attempt to figure out which prospects are the real deal and which are bound to go down in history as major draft busts. Ultimately, however, after all the studying and thinking and discussing, success and failure balance each other out. The majority of picks are safe and productive, one handful of supposedly elite prospects falls flat, and another handful comes out of nowhere to become superstars.

Since we covered the “draft busts” angle last year, this year we’re going to take a look at the flip side. What follows is a list of the 13 biggest steals in the history of the NFL draft—guys who went unnoticed in the draft and demonstrate one of the most important maxims in professional sports: you never know.


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