NFL Draft: The First Overall Picks from the Past 12 Years

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NFL Draft: The First Overall Picks from the Past 12 Years
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The NFL draft is one of the most anticipated events in all of sports. Every fan becomes eager to find out which players will be picked to join their team for the upcoming season. Each year, there are players that live up to their expectations and players that don't, making nearly every pick a risk for the selecting team.

For the first time since 1998 (when they selected Peyton Manning), the Indianapolis Colts hold the rights to the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

To give you a better understanding of why there is so much pressure on the team making the first pick, here is a brief history of the first players chosen in the past 12 NFL drafts.

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