NFL RUSH
NFL DRAFT - Late Round Heroes!

There is always a lot of buzz around the #1 draft pick, but many times the best players aren't the first picked. Many players with incredible careers were drafted in late rounds. Take a look at these famous picks who were far away from #1 on draft day.

* In the 1969 NFL Draft, Jeff Van Note was drafted as pick 262 in the eleventh round. He signed with the Atlanta Falcons and stayed with them for his entire 18-year career! He went to five Pro Bowls and was inducted in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. The Falcons loved him so much that they retired his number!

* T.J. Houshmandzadeh was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2001. He was pick 204 in the seventh round. Since joining the NFL, he has played for three teams (the Bengals, Seahawks, and Ravens). Houshmandzadeh set the Bengals' record for most receptions in a season. T.J. is still going strong with the Seattle Seahawks.

* Here's a surprise! Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, is having an incredible career...but no one would have guessed that at the 2000 NFL Draft. Brady was pick 199 in the sixth round. Bill Belichick said that he just had a hunch about Brady, so he took a chance on him. Brady is a two-time Super Bowl MVP, six-time Pro Bowl selectee, and is the Patriots' all-time leader for passing touchdowns. It seems Belichick's hunch was a good one.

Which draft picks this year could turn into legendary players? Leave your predictions on the NFL Draft in the comments below!

Of these famous late draft picks, who's your favorite?

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  • Green Bay Packers

    May 3, 2011

    Girlygirl435 · draftee

    U better not say that dude

  • San Diego Chargers

    May 3, 2011

    daquan190 · draftee

    i hate green bay!

  • Indianapolis Colts

    May 3, 2011

    breaker22 · draftee

    all about colts

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    May 2, 2011

    PIRATES4363 · draftee

    dont hate about the eagles

  • Green Bay Packers

    May 2, 2011

    dgk134 · draftee

    all about packers

  • Green Bay Packers

    May 2, 2011

    RushBoy22 · draftee

    in your dreas

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    May 1, 2011

    eaglefan9810 · draftee

    : )

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    May 1, 2011

    eaglefan9810 · draftee

    !!!!!!!

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    May 1, 2011

    eaglefan9810 · draftee

    we good

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    May 1, 2011

    eaglefan9810 · draftee

    na EAGLES R BEAST as iong as we hav mick quick vick and mr. zommin jackson

  • Detroit Lions

    May 1, 2011

    aedan250 · draftee

    ya jets are better than eagles

  • Dallas Cowboys

    May 1, 2011

    whowants33 · draftee

    Dallas Cowboys Is Getting Better at Football

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    May 1, 2011

    bush1999 · draftee

    EAGLES WAY BETTA!!!!!!!

  • Indianapolis Colts

    May 1, 2011

    TooSmooveTj · draftee

    jets are better than eagles

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    May 1, 2011

    EagleBoy456 · draftee

    I now right.

  • Carolina Panthers

    May 1, 2011

    littleshow · draftee

    jets r horrible

  • New England Patriots

    May 1, 2011

    bond007isg · draftee

    ya jets do need good defense but has awesome offense

  • New York Jets

    May 1, 2011

    thomast · draftee

    jets need some good defense

  • Minnesota Vikings

    May 1, 2011

    thevikingfan · draftee

    vikings will rule the season if ther is a season this year

  • Atlanta Falcons

    April 30, 2011

    turner2345 · draftee

    falcons go home

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 30, 2011

    howaty005 · draftee

    green bay eat dodo!!!!!!!

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 30, 2011

    Rodgerspass · draftee

    WE NEED CASEY MATTHEWS DOUBLE THE MATTHEWS BROS. ON TEAM IF WE JUST TRADE!!!!

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 30, 2011

    Bayboy13 · draftee

    Go all the teams except New England and Pittsburgh

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 30, 2011

    Bayboy13 · draftee

    D.J Willams

  • Tennessee Titans

    April 30, 2011

    cman56 · draftee

    jags are not the greatest

  • Chicago Bears

    April 30, 2011

    BIGNICK360 · draftee

    BEARS!!!!!!!

  • Arizona Cardinals

    April 30, 2011

    lilque44 · draftee

    lets go jags

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 30, 2011

    kobebry257 · draftee

    green and yellow baby

  • Atlanta Falcons

    April 30, 2011

    Falconsfan32 · draftee

    in da game my score is 15, 495

  • Atlanta Falcons

    April 30, 2011

    Falconsfan32 · draftee

    Falcons rule

  • Arizona Cardinals

    April 30, 2011

    juilo189 · draftee

    jags can eat my dust

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 30, 2011

    kihntg · draftee

    bad done

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    April 30, 2011

    kielwells41 · draftee

    jags tha greatest ever

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    April 30, 2011

    kielwells41 · draftee

    this jags town bot!!!!!!!1

  • New York Jets

    April 30, 2011

    thomast · draftee

    lets go jets, lets go!!!

  • Detroit Lions

    April 30, 2011

    ROARY01 · draftee

    GO LIONS!!!!!!!

  • New England Patriots

    April 30, 2011

    XxXGhOsTjR78 · draftee

    Ryan Mallet

  • New York Giants

    April 30, 2011

    Fireboy03 · draftee

    giants are beat pats and redskins so giants rock!!!!!!!

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 30, 2011

    gopackers798 · draftee

    the saints rock

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 30, 2011

    gopackers798 · draftee

    saints rule

  • New England Patriots

    April 30, 2011

    pats6789 · draftee

    pats rule

  • Washington Redskins

    April 29, 2011

    loveredskins · draftee

    the redsikns rock!!!!!!!

  • Cincinnati Bengals

    April 29, 2011

    jesus85 · draftee

    yeah we got AJ Green Baby wooohoooo go Bengals

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 29, 2011

    sean065 · draftee

    who dat

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 29, 2011

    sean065 · draftee

    go saints who dat

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 29, 2011

    baseball43 · draftee

    go steelers

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 29, 2011

    baseball43 · draftee

    go stells

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 29, 2011

    lex260 · draftee

    mark ingram

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    April 29, 2011

    eaglefan9810 · draftee

    the jets stink just as bad as he pats GO EAGLES

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 29, 2011

    angels6 · draftee

    packers are BEASTS!!

  • New England Patriots

    April 29, 2011

    Den12pats · draftee

    the jets stink GO PATS

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 29, 2011

    brees53 · draftee

    WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO SAINTS

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 29, 2011

    howaty005 · draftee

    STEEELERS

  • New York Jets

    April 29, 2011

    Gavin542 · draftee

    I HATE NEW ENGLAND J E T S JETS

  • Chicago Bears

    April 29, 2011

    jerry982 · draftee

    MEEEEEEE

  • New England Patriots

    April 29, 2011

    troybrowns · draftee

    I love NewEngland

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 29, 2011

    austy21 · draftee

    Somebody pick mallet. SOMEBODY