Unappreciated: The Top 10 Most Underrated NFL First Round Picks

By NFLSportChannel
for NFLSportChannel.com

Published: April 19, 2009

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... Draft. This event is one of the most highly anticipated events of the entire year. The Draft can very easily make or break a franchise. The draftees that get the most exposure to the media are the first round picks. They are the ones that land the most lucrative contracts, who haven't even played a NFL down before. In addition, they carry the ridiculous franchise, media, and fan expectations to make an instant splash on the franchise. If they fail, they are labeled the infamous "b word", a bust. Plus, they will always have to hear their name on heard or labeled on the "largest bust of all-time" list usually composed of fans and media who've never played a meaningful down before. However, there seem to be first round picks that are simply forgotten, just because they did not play for a good team, injuries, or were just plainly overshadowed by more media friendly player. This slide show lists the top 10 underrated picks of all time in descending order. Please leave your comments, to ...

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