Top 10 Draft Steals (1999 – Present)

Top 10 Seventh Round Draft Steals

Marques Colston played 10 years for the New Orleans Saints, racking up 9,759 yards and 72 touchdowns on 1,102 receptions.

Top 10 Sixth Round Draft Steals

Tom Brady was the seventh quarterback drafted in the 2000 NFL Draft.

Top 10 Fifth Round Draft Steals

Tyreek Hill’s stock dropped in the 2016 NFL Draft, because of a horrid domestic violence charge he later plead guilty to. Hill scored 12 times in his rookie campaign; 6 receiving, 3 rushing, 2 punt returns, and 1 kickoff return.

Top 10 Fourth Round Draft Steals

Seven quarterbacks were drafted before Dak Prescott in the 2016 NFL Draft. A couple of days after Dak’s Pro Day, he was arrested on a DUI, dropping his stock to the fourth round. Tony Romo’s injury in the preseason forced the rookie into the starting lineup. Dak started every regular season game plus a playoff game (loss to Green Bay), quarterbacking the Dallas Cowboys to a 13-3 regular season record.

Top 10 Third Round Draft Steals

T.Y. Hilton was viewed as undersized and not strong enough to get separation off of the line. He continues to prove all of his critics wrong with every first down, touchdown, and Pro Bowl appearance.

Top 10 Second Round Draft Steals

Maurice Jones-Drew famously wore number 32, because every team passed on him in the first round. Teams passed on Jones-Drew because his 5’7″ stature, and he made them pay for 9 seasons by racking up 11,111 rushing and receiving yards along with 93 rushing and receiving touchdowns.

Top 10 Late-First Round Draft Steals

In one of the most bizarre public displays in NFL history, Aaron Rodgers fell all the way to the 24th pick of the 2005 NFL Draft. Many experts mocked Rodgers to be drafted second overall. Pat Kirwan and Duane Lively had Aaron Rodgers as the number one player in the 2005 NFL Draft. However, after the Dolphins selected Ronnie Brown with the second overall selection, the free-fall began.

Pick-after-pick, the entire NFL fan base sat mesmerized as they watched the most puzzling, epic draft-fall in the history of the NFL. The story became even more interesting when the (Brett Favre led) Green Bay Packers used a first round pick on a quarterback. Aaron Rodgers carries this classic draft-story chip on his shoulder, and continues to punish every team in the NFL for that embarrassing night.