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NFL Draft: No. 1 Picks That Went on to Win a Super Bowl or NFL Championship

In 2004, Eli Manning Was Drafted By The San Diego Chargers, Then Quickly Traded To The New York Giants. He's The Last No. 1 Pick To Win A Super Bowl

In 2004, Eli Manning Was Drafted By The San Diego Chargers, Then Quickly Traded To The New York Giants. He’s The Last No. 1 Pick To Win A Super Bowl

Nineteen No. 1 NFL Draft picks went on to win a title (out of 79) – that’s not great, but not a bad percentage either (24%). The last to do it was drafted a decade ago, Eli Manning.

  YEAR DRAFTED PLAYER POS. SCHOOL DRAFTED BY SEASON TITLE (TEAM/S)
1. 1945 Charley Trippi HB Georgia Chicago Cardinals 1947 NFL Champion (Cardinals)
2. 1949 Chuck Bednarik C, LB Penn Philadelphia Eagles 1949, 1960 NFL Champion (Eagles)
3. 1955 George Shaw QB Oregon Baltimore Colts 1958 NFL Champion (Colts)
4. 1957 Paul Hornung HB Notre Dame Green Bay Packers 1961, 1962, 1965 NFL Champion (Packers), 1966 Super Bowl I Champion (Packers)
5. 1967 Bubba Smith DE Michigan State Baltimore Colts 1970 Super Bowl V Champion (Colts)
6. 1970 Terry Bradshaw QB Louisiana Tech Pittsburgh Steelers 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979 Super Bowl IX, X, XIII, XIV Champion (Steelers)
7. 1971 Jim Plunkett QB Stanford New England Patriots 1980 Super Bowl XV Champion (Oakland Raiders), 1983 Super Bowl XVIII (L.A. Raiders)
8. 1973 John Matuszak DE Tampa Houston Oilers 1976, 1980 Super Bowl XI, XV Champion (Oakland Raiders),
9. 1974 Ed Jones DE Tennessee State Dallas Cowboys 1977 Super Bowl XII Champion (Cowboys)
10. 1981 George Rogers RB South Carolina New Orleans Saints 1987 Super Bowl XXII Champion (Washington Redskins)
11. 1983 John Elway QB Stanford Baltimore Colts 1997, 1998 Super Bowl XXXII, XXXIII Champion (Denver Broncos)
12. 1989 Troy Aikman QB UCLA Dallas Cowboys 1992, 1993, 1995 Super Bowl XXVII, XXVIII, XXX Champion (Cowboys)
13. 1991 Russell Maryland DT Miami (FL) Dallas Cowboys 1992, 1993, 1995 Super Bowl XXVII, XXVIII, XXX Champion (Cowboys)
14. 1993 Drew Bledsoe QB Washington State New England Patriots 2001 Super Bowl XXXVI Champion (Patriots)
15. 1996 Keyshawn Johnson WR USC New York Jets 2002 Super Bowl XXXVII Champion (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
16. 1997 Orlando Pace T Ohio State St. Louis Rams 1999 Super Bowl XXXIV Champion (Rams)
17. 1998 Peyton Manning QB Tennessee Indianapolis Colts 2006 Super Bowl XLI Champion (Colts)
18. 2002 David Carr QB Fresno State Houston Texans 2011 Super Bowl XLVI Champion (New York Giants)
19. 2004 Eli Manning QB Ole Miss San Diego Chargers 2007, 2011 Super Bowl XLII, XLVI Champion (New York Giants)

Photo: Tim Heitman/US Presswire via nfl.com

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