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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)

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NFL Draft: Schools with the Most No. 1 Draft Picks

SCHOOL NO. 1 DRAFT PICKS YEAR PLAYER POS. DRAFTED BY
1. Notre Dame 5 1944 Angelo Bertelli QB Boston Yanks
1946 Frank Dancewicz QB Boston Yanks
1950 Leon Hart E Detroit Lions
1957 Paul Hornung HB Green Bay Packers
1972 Walt Patulski DE Buffalo Bills
1. USC 5 1968 Ron Yary T Minnesota Vikings
1969 O. J. Simpson RB Buffalo Bills
1977 Ricky Bell RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1996 Keyshawn Johnson WR New York Jets
2003 Carson Palmer QB Cincinnati Bengals
3. Auburn 4 1965 Tucker Frederickson RB New York Giants
1986 Bo Jackson RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1988 Aundray Bruce LB Atlanta Falcons
2011 Cam Newton QB Carolina Panthers
3. Georgia 4 1943 Frank Sinkwich HB Detroit Lions
1945 Charley Trippi HB Chicago Cardinals
1953 Harry Babcock E San Francisco 49ers
2009 Matthew Stafford QB Detroit Lions
3. Stanford 4 1954 Bobby Garrett QB Cleveland Browns
1971 Jim Plunkett QB New England Patriots
1983 John Elway QB Baltimore Colts
2012 Andrew Luck QB Indianapolis Colts
6. Ohio State 3 1979 Tom Cousineau LB Buffalo Bills
1994 Dan Wilkinson DT Cincinnati Bengals
1997 Orlando Pace T St. Louis Rams
6. Oklahoma 3 1976 Lee Roy Selmon DE Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1980 Billy Sims RB Detroit Lions
2010 Sam Bradford QB St. Louis Rams
6. Texas 3 1966 Tommy Nobis LB Atlanta Falcons
1978 Earl Campbell RB Houston Oilers
1982 Kenneth Sims DE New England Patriots
9. LSU 2 1960 Billy Cannon RB Los Angeles Rams
2007 JaMarcus Russell QB Oakland Raiders
9. Miami (FL) 2 1987 Vinny Testaverde QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1991 Russell Maryland DT Dallas Cowboys
9. Michigan 2 1941 Tom Harmon HB Chicago Bears
2008 Jake Long T Miami Dolphins
9. Nebraska 2 1937 Sam Francis FB Philadelphia Eagles
1984 Irving Fryar WR New England Patriots
9. Penn State 2 1995 Ki-Jana Carter RB Cincinnati Bengals
2 2000 Courtney Brown DE Cleveland Browns
9. South Carolina 2 1981 George Rogers RB New Orleans Saints
2014 Jadeveon Clowney DE Houston Texans
9. Tennessee 2 1940 George Cafego HB Chicago Cardinals
1998 Peyton Manning QB Indianapolis Colts
9. Virginia Tech 2 1985 Bruce Smith DE Buffalo Bills
2001 Michael Vick QB Atlanta Falcons
17. Alabama 1 1948 Harry Gilmer QB Washington Redskins
17. California 1 1975 Steve Bartkowski QB Atlanta Falcons
17. Central Michigan 1 2013 Eric Fisher T Kansas City Chiefs
17. Chicago 1 1936 Jay Berwanger HB Philadelphia Eagles
17. Colorado A&M 1 1956 Gary Glick DB Pittsburgh Steelers
17. Fresno State 1 2002 David Carr QB Houston Texans
17. Illinois 1 1990 Jeff George QB Indianapolis Colts
17. Indiana 1 1938 Corbett Davis FB Cleveland Rams
17. Iowa 1 1959 Randy Duncan QB Green Bay Packers
17. Kentucky 1 1999 Tim Couch QB Cleveland Browns
17. Louisiana Tech 1 1970 Terry Bradshaw QB Pittsburgh Steelers
17. Michigan State 1 1967 Bubba Smith DE Baltimore Colts
17. North Carolina State 1 2006 Mario Williams DE Houston Texans
17. Oklahoma A&M 1 1947 Bob Fenimore HB Chicago Bears
17. Ole Miss 1 2004 Eli Manning QB San Diego Chargers
17. Oregon 1 1955 George Shaw QB Baltimore Colts
17. Oregon State 1 1963 Terry Baker QB Los Angeles Rams
17. Penn 1 1949 Chuck Bednarik C, LB Philadelphia Eagles
17. Rice 1 1958 King Hill QB Chicago Cardinals
17. SMU 1 1951 Kyle Rote HB New York Giants
17. Syracuse 1 1962 Ernie Davis RB Washington Redskins
17. Tampa 1 1973 John Matuszak DE Houston Oilers
17. TCU 1 1939 Ki Aldrich C Chicago Cardinals
17. Tennessee State 1 1974 Ed Jones DE Dallas Cowboys
17. Texas Tech 1 1964 Dave Parks WR San Francisco 49ers
17. Tulane 1 1961 Tommy Mason RB Minnesota Vikings
17. UCLA 1 1989 Troy Aikman QB Dallas Cowboys
17. Utah 1 2005 Alex Smith QB San Francisco 49ers
17. Vanderbilt 1 1952 Bill Wade QB Los Angeles Rams
17. Virginia 1 1942 Bill Dudley HB Pittsburgh Steelers
17. Washington 1 1992 Steve Emtman DT Indianapolis Colts
17. Washington State 1 1993 Drew Bledsoe QB New England Patriots

 

2013 NCAA Football: Preseason vs. Final AP Top 25 Rankings

The Florida State Seminoles Went From 11th To National Champions In 2013

The Florida State Seminoles Went From 11th To National Champions In 2013

So, how did the AP do this year in predicting the final outcome of the 2013 NCAA Football season?

Not too good, actually. Perhaps the prognosticators were a bit optimistic back in August when they came out with their preseason rankings. Or pessimistic, depending on how you look at it.

Eighteen of the preseason top 25 finished lower than expected, and nine of them finished off the grid. Only four of the preseason top 10 finished in the top 10, with two falling out of the rankings all together.

The 2013 National Champions, Florida State, were ranked 11th at the season’s start. The Seminoles and the Oklahoma Sooners were the biggest jumpers within the rankings, leaping 10 slots by season’s end.

Auburn, this year’s runner-up, wasn’t ranked at all back in August. Neither was No. 3, Michigan State. Nor No. 5, Missouri. Nor No. 10, Central Florida.

Below, take a look at the preseason and final rankings comparison, and also those schools that busted into the top 25 out of nowhere.

2013 NCAA FOOTBALL PRESEASON VS. FINAL RANKINGS

PRESEASON 2013 RANKING TEAM FINAL 2013 RANKING FINAL 2013 RECORD UP OR DOWN? DIFF.
1. Alabama 7 11-2 DOWN -6
2. Ohio State 12 12-2 DOWN -10
3. Oregon 9 11-2 DOWN -6
4. Stanford 11 11-3 DOWN -7
5. Georgia NR 8-5 DOWN OFF
6. South Carolina 4 11-2 UP +2
7. Texas A&M 18 9-4 DOWN -11
8. Clemson 8 11-2 SAME 0
9. Louisville 15 12-1 DOWN -6
10. Florida NR 4-8 DOWN OFF
11. Florida State 1 14-0 UP +10
12. LSU 14 10-3 DOWN -2
13. Oklahoma State 17 10-3 DOWN -4
14. Notre Dame 20 9-4 DOWN -6
15. Texas NR 8-5 DOWN OFF
16. Oklahoma 6 11-2 UP +10
17. Michigan NR 7-6 DOWN OFF
18. Nebraska NR 9-4 DOWN OFF
19. Boise State NR 8-5 DOWN OFF
20. TCU NR 4-8 DOWN OFF
21. UCLA 16 10-3 UP +5
22. Northwestern NR 5-7 DOWN OFF
23. Wisconsin 22 9-4 UP +1
24. USC 19 10-4 UP +5
25. Oregon State NR 7-6 DOWN OFF

2013 NCAA FOOTBALL: FROM NOT RANKED TO RANKED

PRESEASON 2013 RANKING TEAM FINAL 2013 RANKING FINAL 2013 RECORD
NR Auburn 2 12-2
NR Michigan State 3 13-1
NR Missouri 5 12-2
NR UCF 10 12-1
NR Baylor 13 11-2
NR Arizona State 21 10-4
NR Duke 23 10-4
NR Vanderbilt 24 9-4
NR Washington 25 9-4

Photo: nydailynews.com

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