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Former Top Picks - How Did They Do?

If you are the number 1 pick in the NFL Draft, you are under the spotlight from day one.

 

You get the big bucks and you are expected to perform at a high level from day one, and to be a NFL star for years.

 
How have the last five #1 NFL Draft picks fared?
 

2013: Eric Fisher, OT - Kansas City Chiefs

After struggling out of the gate last season, Fisher gradually improved at right tackle down the stretch. 

 

Verdict: Too early to tell for sure, but if Fisher keeps improving he will become the anchor on the Chiefs offensive line for years to come.


2012: Andrew Luck, QB - Indianapolis Colts

Widely considered to be the best young QB in the NFL, Luck threw for 443 yards and 4 TDs while leading the Colts on the second greatest playoff comeback win ever last year.

 

Verdict: Great pick.


2011: Cam Newton, QB – Carolina Panthers

Starter from day one and led the Panthers to the #2 seed in the NFL playoffs in his third year.  Cam is a dynamic star.

 

Verdict: Great pick.


2010: Sam Bradford, QB – St. Louis Rams

Has struggled during his four years and the Rams have not had a winning record during his reign.

 
Verdict: Not a great pick. The six picks that followed Bradford in the 2010 NFL Draft have all become Pro Bowlers.
 

2009: Matthew Stafford, QB – Detroit Lions

Great fantasy numbers, including averaging 4,900 yards and 30 TDs the past three seasons. The Lions have only made the playoffs once with Stafford, however, and they lost that game.

 

Verdict: Great pick with the caveat that Stafford needs to lead the Lions to some playoff success.

 

Who was the best top pick of the past five years?

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  • Baltimore Ravens

    July 27, 2014

    derkwin · practice squad

    cam. he led his team from worst to one of the first

  • Indianapolis Colts

    July 16, 2014

    10mechanicalpens · rookie

    i agree with three other colts fans

  • Miami Dolphins

    May 27, 2014

    rockandroll2378 · draftee

    cam

  • Miami Dolphins

    May 27, 2014

    rockandroll2378 · draftee

    cam!!!!!!!$$$$$$$!!!!!!!

  • Miami Dolphins

    May 27, 2014

    rockandroll2378 · draftee

    cam newton

  • Indianapolis Colts

    May 27, 2014

    jwmoore1924 · draftee

    luck

  • Indianapolis Colts

    May 11, 2014

    ajensen87 · 2nd string

    luck favorite player and the colts

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    May 10, 2014

    steelersheat1234 · draftee

    luck was lucky

  • Denver Broncos

    May 5, 2014

    jojommkl · rookie

    luck was to good

  • Chicago Bears

    May 4, 2014

    brandon15marshal · draftee

    very good. They were critesized from picking luck in 2012 but in the long run luck is way better

  • Chicago Bears

    April 30, 2014

    bearscool2211 · rookie

    CAM!

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 29, 2014

    steel4384 · starter

    Luck stinks

  • Miami Dolphins

    April 28, 2014

    jayspin32 · starter

    ayaan yes i agree he can throw it 350 yards

  • New England Patriots

    April 26, 2014

    ayaan6 · draftee

    Cam Newton. He is mobile and has a very , very strong arm

  • Dallas Cowboys

    April 25, 2014

    up3trik · draftee

    im gonna with LUCK colts got the lucky QB

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 23, 2014

    ajtouchdown25 · draftee

    luck leads the pack

  • Dallas Cowboys

    April 23, 2014

    dezromowiten · draftee

    luck is the reson the colts have luck

  • Denver Broncos

    April 22, 2014

    soccerhusky24 · draftee

    newton has more experience but i say it's andrew luck

  • Chicago Bears

    April 22, 2014

    smartshiv · 2nd string

    Cam Newton, because he led his team way, way, way farther the Luck......

  • Carolina Panthers

    April 22, 2014

    minnemouse · starter

    cam because he the man

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 22, 2014

    packfan892 · 2nd string

    andrew luck

  • Indianapolis Colts

    April 21, 2014

    lollipop1213 · starter

    Andrew Luck!!! Have you seen his epic comebacks?

  • Seattle Seahawks

    April 21, 2014

    beastmode2013 · draftee

    cam newton!!!

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 21, 2014

    rogersthrow11 · draftee

    and he only made the playoffs once!

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 21, 2014

    rogersthrow11 · draftee

    cam newton led his team farther the luck

  • Los Angeles Rams

    April 21, 2014

    yeoslakers · practice squad

    andrew luck becuase they realeased peyton and got him

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 21, 2014

    cccq · draftee

    cam newton best ever

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    April 21, 2014

    jakecoolguy1 · draftee

    fisher did good gave up 2 sacks

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    April 21, 2014

    jakecoolguy1 · draftee

    first comment

  • Carolina Panthers

    April 21, 2014

    riverboatdefense · practice squad

    It's pretty clear that Newton was the best to pick! :)