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all the ones that followed. After relocating from Cleveland in 1996, the Ravens selected two future first-ballot Hall of Fame players in the first round, drafting offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden at No. 4 and linebacker Ray Lewis at No. 26. The Ravens would eventually become just the fifth team of the Super Bowl era to pick two Hall of Fame players in the same draft and the second of this era to select two 
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Hall of Fame players in the same round, according to ESPN Stats & Information. In the first draft that he had full control of, Ozzie Newsome made a statement by taking Ogden over running back Lawrence Phillips, who was the preferred pick of owner Art Modell. Later in the first round, Newsome chose Lewis one spot before the Green Bay Packers, who were set to take him. -- Jamison Hensley
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It might not be a good memory, but it's an important one in this franchise's history. The http://www.footballbearsofficialonline.c...ersey.html Bengals turned Authentic Tani Tupou Jersey down nine draft picks from the Saints, including two first-rounders, in what owner Mike Brown called "the best offer he's ever had" to stay at No. 3 and draft Smith, who ended up being one of the biggest busts of all time. It wasn't until 2003 that the Bengals started to right the ship by drafting Carson Palmer first overall. -- Katherine Terrell
Kosar, who graduated after two years at the University of Miami, wanted badly to play in his hometown of Cleveland. Acting within the rules, http://www.officialpelicansshop.com/auth...ersey.html the Browns acquired Buffalo's first pick in the supplemental draft, and Kosar delayed his entry into the regular draft, then filed to be part of the supplemental one. The Browns suddenly had a franchise player who wanted to be in Cleveland. His selection led to one of the most exciting eras in Browns history, which included three appearances in the AFC Championship Game. -- Pat McManamon
The Steelers' work from the draft room that year set the stage for one of the greatest runs in NFL history. Landing four future Hall of Famers in one class -- Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth and Mike Webster in the first 125 picks -- is a feat no other NFL team has touched. In fact, Pittsburgh is the only franchise with more than two HOFers in one class during the common draft era (1967), according to ESPN Stats & Information. Former Steelers assistant director of player personnel Bill Nunn told Steelers.com in 2014 that "there's no question" the team's 1974 class is one of the league's best ever. The foursome catalyzed four Super Bowl wins from 1975 to 1980. -- Jeremy Fowler
This moment is perhaps more memorable because of the season the rookie quarterback had before he tore his ACL after six starts. He was on pace to obliterate the rookie passing touchdown record and was tied for the NFL lead with 19 passing TDs when he suffered the season-ending injury. The Texans had the 25th overall pick and made the surprise move by trading that and their 2018 first-round pick to the Browns to get the player they hope will be a franchise quarterback. -- Sarah Barshop
Manning promised general manager Bill Polian in their final face-to-face predraft meeting that he would lead the franchise to a championship if the Colts made him the No. 1 overall pick in 1998. He also promised Polian that he would "come back and kick your ass" if http://www.officiallosangeleskings.com/A...mid-Jersey they didn't pick him. Polian listened and picked Manning over Leaf, who turned out to be a bust as the No. 2 pick that year. Manning won five MVP awards, led the Colts to the playoffs 11 times, had eight seasons with at least 12 victories and got to the Super Bowl twice (winning it once) in his 13 years in Indianapolis. -- Mike Wells
It's really not fair to say it that way because at the time nobody knew that Wilson would become one of the league's best quarterbacks and lead Seattle to a pair of Super Bowl appearances and one title, but that's the way Jaguars fans look at it. Then-general manager Gene Smith said that Anger "clearly will make an impact on our football team," and Anger did lead the league in punts in 2013 and in average in 2014. 
But that third-round pick was arguably the worst in franchise history. Then-coach Mike Mularkey Charles Johnson Jersey said the team never considered Wilson because it had drafted Blaine Gabbert the year before and felt Gabbert, despite a disastrous rookie season, would be the Jaguars' franchise quarterback. Five picks later, Seattle drafted Wilson, and the Jaguars eventually traded Gabbert to San Francisco for a sixth-round pick before the 2014 season. -- Shawn Williams Jersey Mike DiRocco
A ton of anticipation of what could happen is what made this moment special. The Buccaneers took Jameis Winston with the first overall pick, but they never tipped their hand throughout the process. Mariota was coming off a http://www.officiallightningsshop.com/au...ersey.html Heisman Trophy-winning season with rare athleticism and accuracy, but there were questions about whether the Titans would take a QB many believed wasn't "pro ready" or choose a top position 
player like Amari Cooper. There were also a lot of rumors that then-Eagles head coach Chip Kelly would trade up to pick Mariota, whom Kelly coached during his Adam Gotsis Jersey redshirt freshman season at Oregon. Ultimately, the Titans stayed put, selecting Mariota to be their franchise QB. Eagles fans were upset. Titans fans were pumped. The lack of a move, and subsequent Mariota pick, changed the trajectory of both franchises, ultimately for the better. -- Cameron Wolfe cheap jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys from china cheap jerseys china wholesale jerseys cheap nfl jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys
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