Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Unleash Hell, Apr 28, 2011.
Joe Montana (3rd round) Terrell Davis (6th round) and Tom Brady (6th round) come to my mind.
Hall of Fame Bronco Shannon Sharpe (7th Round)
Jason Taylor, Curtis Martin, Terrell Owens, Hines Ward, Donald Driver.
Rod Smith. He went undrafted but thats the ultimate steal
wasn't Hillis a 6th rounder?
Javon Walker - 1st round pick in 2001. Was robbed in Las Vegas in 2008.
Maurice Clarett - 3rd round pick in 2005. Was convicted of Robbery in 2006.
These are your all time Draft Steals!
Every NFL team picking after Al Davis in the last 5-7 years got someone who should have gone at least 1 spot higher.
Also as a 49er fan who has had to watch the Alex Smith train wreck the last 5 years, I have to say Aaron Rodgers was a steal for Green Bay even though he was a 1st round pick.
There are a lot of draft steals out there since there is always somebody who goes undrafted, makes a team and becomes an all-pro.
Off the top of my head, from Bronco's lore:
Most notable undrafted I can think of:
Bart Starr 17th round pick HOF
Also Johnny Unitas but he didn't play for the team that drafted him.
Recent years with the draft cut to 7 rounds there are quite a few seventh rounders who are solid starters and even some pro bowlers.
Tyrone Braxton, 12th round almost the last pick in the draft, 12 year starter with superbowl rings.
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 6 / Pick: 199
Sorry, missed that you posed that with Montana...
Deacon Jones - 14th round
Rich "Tombstone" Jackson - undrafted FA
Had Tombstone had the surgical techniques available that they do now he would be a Hall of Famer. Guy could flat out rush the QB, he also threw some running backs down so hard that they danced to stay out of his area after.
Nate Solder - 9th Pick - Cowboys
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