VA
  • TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / The Top Ten NFL Team Drafts in History

The Top Ten NFL Team Drafts in History

The Top Ten NFL Team Drafts in NFL History!
Publish Date: 01/09/2021
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa

ย 

10). 1981 Washington Redskins

This draft included forty percent of the famed Hogs in Mark May and Russ Grimm. The draft also gave the Skins one of the most feared defensive ends in the decade of the 1980’s Dexter Manley. Coach Joe Gibbs built around great drafts, and this one gave them three players to build around.

ย 

9). 1991 Dallas Cowboys

Everybody knows about the great Herschel Walker trade to the Vikings that was engineeredย by Cowboys Head Coach Jimmy Johnson. The only way it could be remembered is if the Cowboys used those draft picks wisely, and there is no doubt they did. The Cowboys selected in 1991 DT Russell Maryland, WR Alvin Harper, Tackle Eric Williams, DT Leon Lett, and Cornerback Larry Brown. I would say they got their moneys worth, throw in another great draft in 1992, and you had a short dynasty that would end up being shortened when Owner Jerry Jones ego got in the way.

ย 

8). 1985 Buffalo Bills

The Bills started building a team that would go to four straight Super Bowls with this draft. They picked up one of the greatest defensive ends to ever play the game in Bruce Smith. Then they went out and acquired future Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed. Throw in Frank Reich who would lead the Bills to one of the greatest come from behind wins in history in 1992 over the Houston Oilers, and I would say you had a pretty solid draft.

ย 

7). 1983 Chicago Bears

The 1983 draft would become known as a great QB draft. The Bears had a great draft by staying away from the QB position. They instead picked up offensive linemen Jim Covert and Tom Thayer and also added speedy wide receiver Willie Gault to the offense. On the defensive side of the ball, they added Dave Duerson and most importantly future Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent. All five of these guys would play a significant role in the Bears 1985 season.

ย 

6). 1995 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The cornerstones of the Bucs future Super Bowl Championship team was built in 1995. That year the Bucs grabbed two future Hall of Famersย in the NFL. Defensive Tackle Warren Sapp and Linebacker Derrick Brooks were drafted back to back and together they turned a floundering franchise into World Champions.

ย 

5). 1996 Baltimore Ravens

Like the Bucs, it took the Ravens one draft to change the fortunes of their team from also-rans to Champions. That draft occurred in 1996 when the selected Jonathan Ogden who would become a Hall of Fame offensive Tackle, and then later they picked legendary Linebacker, Ray Lewis, the Ravens have been contenders ever since.

ย 

4). 1965 Chicago Bears

I will give you this the 1965 draft did not lead to World Championships for the Bears, but they did pick two of the most entertaining and awe-inspiring players the league has ever seen. Dick Butkus was a merciless monster in the middle and running back Gayle Sayers was one of the most graceful men to ever step foot on a football field.

ย 

3). 1986 San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers had already won two Super Bowls, but they were getting older. The 1986 draft helped bring this organization back to prominence. They picked up John Taylor who caught the winning pass in Super Bowl 23, Future hall of fame pass rusher Charles Haley, Fullback Tom Rathman, CB Tim McKyer, and lineman Steve Wallace and Kevin Fagan. This draft helped to continue Bill Walsh’s dynasty.

ย 

2). 1958 Green Bay Packers

It was not just the arrival of Vince Lombardi that turned around the Green Bay Packers; the 1958 draft had a lot to do with it also. The Packers picked up hall of fame running back Him Taylor, legendary linebacker Ray Nitschke and should be in the Hall of Fame guard Jerry Kramer.

ย 

1). 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers

There should be no debate about which teams draft was number one. The Steelers in one draft got Swann and Stallworth, menacing linebacker Jack Lambert and one of the greatest centers in NFL history Mike Webster. If you take anyone of these players away, it could effect how many Super Bowls the Steelers would end up winning. All four of these players were vital to the Steelers sucsses, and they all were selected in the same draft.

Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Read Also
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
What is the Best Decade of Basketball in NBA History?
15Every NBA player and fan thinks that their generation of basketball was ...
SI Sportsbook Promo
Grading every NFL teamโ€™s picks from the 2021 NFL Draft
Quickly, click away if youโ€™re going to get upset by reading draft ...
Sam Teets 2021 NFL three-round predictive mock draft 6.0
This is a predictive NFL mock draft and my final of the ...
Every NFL teamโ€™s best player not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame- NFC East
The Pro Football Hall of Fame houses the greatest players in NFL ...
Sam Teets 2021 NFL mock draft 4.0- Free agency shakes things up
Despite the salary cap dropping to $182.5 million, the start of NFL ...
Predicting the next five Pro Football Hall of Fame classes
Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is ...
Ranking the top 200 players in the NFL ahead of the 2021 season
This list isnโ€™t based solely on performances from the 2020 NFL season. ...
Top 100 NFL free agents entering the 2021 offseason
Below is a list of the top 100 free agents available this ...
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Latest News
Top Ten Biggest Point-spread underdogs in Super Bowl history
The Super Bowl is the most bet on ...
Top 5 MLB Teams headed for a Turnaround in 2023
2022 record: 69-93 This is the one I ...
Top 10 San Diego Padres of All Time
Active players are not eligible for this list ...
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: Indiana Basketball๐Ÿ€ Weekly Show W/Steve Risley: IU/Rutgers preview and more
Indiana Basketball Weekly Show W/Steve Risley: IU/Rutgers preview and more
Video: Indiana Basketball๐Ÿ€ Weekly W/Steve Risley: Indiana vs Purdue Recap
Indiana Basketball Weekly W/Steve Risley: Indiana vs Purdue Recap
Video: Indiana Basketball Weekly W/Steve Risley: Indiana vs Purdue Preview
Indiana Basketball Weekly W/Steve Risley: Indiana vs Purdue Preview
Betting Tips
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
96/100
Bet365
Bet365
Bet365 Review
94/100
PointsBet
PointsBet
PointsBet Review
94/100
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
93/100
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
FanDuel
FanDuel Bonus
No Sweat First Bet up to $3,000
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
Bet365
Bet365 Bonus
Bet $1, Get $200
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.3/10
DraftKings
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsSimon Briffa
+8
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Editor
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
Author
Author Icon
Daniel Kornhauser
Author
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Author
Author Icon
Buddy Gibbs
Author
Brian Coburn
Brian Coburn
Author
Peter Bonahoom
Peter Bonahoom
Author
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into โ€œThe Grueling Truthโ€ sports shows, โ€œWhere the legends speakโ€

Contact us: [email protected]

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

sdfgfdgcsdfgfdgcww
Move to Top
Close
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Payment Methods
Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dogecoin
Highlights
  • Social casino loved by Drake!
  • Play Plinko, Hilo, Crash and more!
  • Get Stake Cash bonuses every day!
Stake Originals
Dice
Crash
Plinko
Mines
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site