April 23rd, 2014
What is a NFL Draft "steal?" It's when a team gets an awesome player in one of the later rounds of the draft.
Top Five Recent Draft Steals
5. Elvis Dumervil (2006)
Denver Broncos, 4th Round -126 Overall
Were there really 125 better players in the 2004 draft? We kinda doubt this, too.
Career Stats: 256 Tackles, 73 Sacks and 18 Forced Fumbles
Accomplishments: 3 Pro Bowls – NFL Sack Leader (2009)
4. Jared Allen (2004)
Kansas City Chiefs, 4th Round -126 Overall
Ah...that's amazing. Both Allen and Dumervil were the 126th player picked in their respective drafts. Coincidence?
Career Stats: 555 Tackes, 128 Sacks and 29 Forced Fumbles
Accomplishments: 5 Pro Bowls –NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 2 time NFL Sack Leader
Indianapolis Colts, 5th Round - 138 Overall
Whenever you can draft a future Hall of Fame DE in the 5th round, we suggest you do it!
Career Stats: 487 Tackles, 111 Sacks and 48 Forced Fumbles
Accomplishments: 6 Pro Bowls –Super Bowl Championship – AFC Defensive Player of the Year
2. Marques Colston (2006)
New Orleans Saints, 7th Round - 252 Overall
We’re not sure how the Saints found Colston, but Drew Brees sure is glad that they did.
Career Stats: 449 receptions, 6,240 yards and 48 TDs.
Accomplishments: 1 Super Bowl Championship - Saints All-Time Leading Receiver
1. Tom Brady (2000)
New England Patriots, 6th Round - 199 Overall
Wow...just wow. The Patriots finding Tom Brady in the 6th round is like finding a winning lottery ticket.
Career Stats: 4,178 Completions, 49,149 Passing Yards 359 TDs.
Accomplishments: 9 Pro Bowls - 3 Super Bowl Championships – 2 NFL MVPs