Who Were the NFL Top Draft Picks?

NFL Top Draft Picks

Every year the National Football League holds a draft of eligible players. The team with the worst won-loss record the previous season gets to select first, and the team that won the previous year's Super Bowl selects last in each round.

Year Winner For
2016 Jared Goff (QB - California) Los Angeles Rams Details >>
2015 Jameis Winston (QB - Florida State) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Details >>
2014 Jadeveon Clowney (DE - South Carolina) Houston Texans Details >>
2013 Eric Fisher (OT - Central Michigan) Kansas City Chiefs Details >>
2012 Andrew Luck (QB - Stanford) Indianapolis Colts Details >>
2011 Cam Newton (QB - Auburn) Carolina Panthers Details >>
2010 Sam Bradford (QB - Oklahoma) St Louis Rams Details >>
2009 Matthew Stafford (QB - Georgia) Detroit Lions Details >>
2008 Jake Long (OT - Michigan) Miami Dolphins Details >>
2007 JaMarcus Russell (QB - LSU) Oakland Raiders Details >>
2006 Mario Williams (DE - NC State) Houston Texans Details >>
2005 Alex Smith (QB - Utah) San Francisco 49ers Details >>
2004 Eli Manning (QB - Ole Miss) San Diego Chargers Details >>
2003 Carson Palmer (QB - USC) Cincinnati Bengals Details >>
2002 David Carr (QB - Fresno State) Houston Texans Details >>
2001 Michael Vick (QB - Virginia Tech) Atlanta Falcons Details >>
2000 Courtney Brown (DE - Penn State) Cleveland Browns Details >>
1999 Tim Couch (QB - Kentucky) Cleveland Browns Details >>
1998 Peyton Manning (QB - Tennessee) Indianapolis Colts Details >>
1997 Orlando Pace (OT - Ohio State) St Louis Rams Details >>
1996 Keyshawn Johnson (WR - USC) New York Jets Details >>
1995 Ki-Jana Carter (RB - Penn State) Cincinnati Bengals Details >>
1994 Dan Wilkinson (DT - Ohio State) Cincinnati Bengals Details >>
1993 Drew Bledsoe (QB - Washington St) New England Patriots Details >>
1992 Steve Emtman (DE - Washington) Indianapolis Colts Details >>
1991 Russell Maryland (DT - Miami FL) Dallas Cowboys Details >>
1990 Jeff George (QB - Illinois) Indianapolis Colts Details >>
1989 Troy Aikman (QB - UCLA) Dallas Cowboys Details >>
1988 Aundray Bruce (LB - Auburn) Atlanta Falcons Details >>
1987 Vinny Testaverde (QB - Miami FL) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Details >>
1986 Bo Jackson (RB - Auburn) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Details >>
1985 Bruce Smith (DE - Virginia Tech) Buffalo Bills Details >>
1984 Irving Fryar (WR - Nebraska) New England Patriots Details >>
1983 John Elway (QB - Stanford) Baltimore Colts Details >>
1982 Kenneth Sims (DE - Texas) New England Patriots Details >>
1981 George Rogers (RB - South Carolina) New Orleans Saints Details >>
1980 Billy Sims (RB - Oklahoma) Detroit Lions Details >>
1979 Tom Cousineau (LB - Ohio State) Buffalo Bills Details >>
1978 Earl Campbell (RB - Texas) Houston Oilers Details >>
1977 Ricky Bell (RB - USC) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Details >>
1976 Lee Roy Selmon (DE - Oklahoma) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Details >>
1975 Steve Bartkowski (QB - California) Atlanta Falcons Details >>
1974 Ed "Too Tall" Jones (DE - Tenn St) Dallas Cowboys Details >>
1973 John Matuszak (DE - Tampa) Houston Oilers Details >>
1972 Walt Patulski (DE - Notre Dame) Buffalo Bills Details >>
1971 Jim Plunkett (QB - Stanford) Boston Patriots Details >>
1970 Terry Bradshaw (QB - Louisiana Tech) Pittsburgh Steelers Details >>
1969 O.J. Simpson (RB - USC) Buffalo Bills Details >>
1968 Ron Yary (OT - USC) Minnesota Vikings Details >>
1967 Bubba Smith (DT - Michigan State) Baltimore Colts Details >>
1966 Tommy Nobis (LB - Texas) Atlanta Falcons Details >>
1965 Tucker Frederickson (RB - Auburn) New York Giants Details >>
1964 Dave Parks (WR - Texas Tech) San Francisco 49ers Details >>
1963 Terry Baker (RB - Oregon State) Los Angeles Rams Details >>
1962 Ernie Davis (RB - Syracuse) Washington Redskins Details >>
1961 Tommy Mason (HB - Tulane) Minnesota Vikings Details >>
1960 Billy Cannon (RB - LSU) Los Angeles Rams Details >>
1959 Randy Duncan (QB - Iowa) Green Bay Packers Details >>
1958 King Hill (QB - Rice) Chicago Cardinals Details >>
1957 Paul Hornung (HB - Notre Dame) Green Bay Packers Details >>
1956 Gary Glick (QB - Colorado State) Pittsburgh Steelers Details >>
1955 George Shaw (QB - Oregon) Baltimore Colts Details >>
1954 Bobby Garrett (QB - Stanford) Cleveland Browns Details >>
1953 Harry Babcock (E - Georgia) San Francisco 49ers Details >>
1952 Bill Wade (QB - Vanderbilt) Los Angeles Rams Details >>
1951 Kyle Rote (HB - Southern Methodist) New York Giants Details >>
1950 Leon Hart (E - Notre Dame) Detroit Lions Details >>
1949 Chuck Bednarik (C - Penn) Philadelphia Eagles Details >>
1948 Harry Gilmer (HB - Alabama) Washington Redskins Details >>
1947 Bob Fenimore (RB - Oklahoma A&M) Chicago Bears Details >>
1946 Frank Dancewicz (QB - Notre Dame) Boston Yanks Details >>
1945 Charley Trippi (HB - Georgia) Chicago Cardinals Details >>
1944 Angelo Bertelli (QB - Notre Dame) Boston Yanks Details >>
1943 Frank Sinkwich (RB - Georgia) Detroit Lions Details >>
1942 Bill Dudley (HB - Virginia) Pittsburgh Steelers Details >>
1941 Tom Harmon (HB - Michigan) Chicago Bears Details >>
1940 George Cafigo (HB - Tennessee) Chicago Cardinals Details >>
1939 Ki Aldrich (C - Texas Christian) Chicago Cardinals Details >>
1938 Corbett Davis (RB - Indiana) Cleveland Rams Details >>
1937 Sam Francis (RB - Nebraska) Philadelphia Eagles Details >>
1936 Jay Berwanger (HB - Chicago) Philadelphia Eagles Details >>