2012 NFL Draft: The Best Draft Steal in the History of Every NFL Franchise

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2012 NFL Draft: The Best Draft Steal in the History of Every NFL Franchise
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The NFL first started drafting players in 1936. In the 76 years since the inception of the draft, some teams have continued to excel at drafting players, while other teams have a very mixed history of drafting players that will stick on their roster.

The draft is designed to keep a competitive balance between all 32 NFL teams, so that the teams with the worst records have a chance to improve their team by having the best chance to draft the top talent coming out of college programs every year.

It is not a foolproof way to build a team, as we have seen draft busts in the first round every year. But, for some great insight by a NFL scout, some real gems are uncovered in the later rounds of the draft, and that is what we are most interested in talking about today.

Who was the best draft steal in the history of every NFL franchise? The deeper the round the player was drafted, the greater the chances are that they will be selected for the purposes of this presentation.

By the way, the focus is purely on players that were drafted, not on players that became stars who went undrafted. So if you wonder why they are not on here, you can hang on to those questions for now. On to the presentation. 

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