In the history of the National Football League, there have been 76 players taken number one overall in a draft.
These 76 players have been counted on to not only win games but to lead a poor franchise into a long stretch of winning. Many succeeded and over a dozen have become Hall of Fame players. Still many more were Pro Bowl selections throughout their careers.
But not every player succeeded. Many failed, and will forever be known and remembered as NFL busts.
The following list ranks all 75 number one overall draft picks in league history, from worst to best. (Cam Newton was not included because he has not yet had an opportunity to play.)