Each NFL season, there always seems to be those teams who rally behind rookies and perform much better than the year before. A year ago, the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins both took a signal-caller with the first and second overall picks, and they proved to be significant.
Sometimes teams hit an absolute slam dunk in the draft, someone who is talented and fits their system perfectly. Both Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were drafted to become saviors for these franchises and have not been disappointing.
In this year’s draft, each of the top five teams had an especially rough 2012 season. However, any one of these teams could become a playoff contender next year with the right draft pick, and it all starts with their first rounders.
So, who are the best fits for these teams in the top five? There is bound to be a surprise or two, and possibly even a trade. But, if these five teams do stay put, they will all have the opportunity to bring in a game-changing player that could spark a huge turnaround for their franchise.
Here are the top picks for these teams that would help bring them back to their winning ways.