Ranking the Top NFL Superstars Ever Taken in the MLB Draft

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Ranking the Top NFL Superstars Ever Taken in the MLB Draft
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After months of mock drafts, speculation and increased interest, the 2014 NFL draft is finally set to commence in New York City. By the end of the weekend, over 200 collegiate athletes will make the jump from the NCAA to the NFL.

For most, the choice will be easy. Signing on the dotted line with an NFL franchise will likely be the best and only option in order to continue the pursuit of athletic goals and become a professional athlete. For some, however, other options could soon be available. 

One of those options: Major League Baseball.

Due to the popularity of the NFL, it's hard to imagine any football prospect eschewing the glamour of the NFL for a trip through baseball's minor league cities. Over the course of NFL history, many stars have been lucky enough to have enough baseball skill to have that very choice presented to them.

As you watch the NFL draft, keep in mind some of the current and former NFL stars who chose the gridiron over the diamond.

The following is an attempt at ranking some of the most famous two-sport stars.


Statistics and draft information courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and Pro-Football-Reference.com, unless otherwise noted.

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