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And then there was one ...

The NFL announced the order of the Top 10 Most Valuable Draft Picks of All Time. JOE MONTANA, the 82nd pick of the 1979 Draft out of Notre Dame, is the Most Valuable Draft Pick of All Time. JERRY RICE, the 16th pick of the 1985 Draft out of Mississippi Valley State, is second, and WALTER PAYTON, the 4th pick of the 1975 Draft from Jackson State, is third on the list.

Rank Name Position Drafted By Year Round Pick Status Career Watch
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1 Montana, Joe QB 49ers 1979 3 82 Hall of Famer 12 seasons Video
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2 Rice, Jerry WR 49ers 1985 1 16 Hall of Famer 18 seasons Video
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3 Payton, Walter RB Bears 1975 1 4 Hall of Famer 13 seasons Video
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4 Sanders, Barry RB Lions 1989 1 3 Hall of Famer 10 seasons Video
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5 Manning, Peyton QB Colts 1998 1 1 Active 11 seasons Video
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6 Marino, Dan QB Dolphins 1983 1 27 Hall of Famer 16 seasons Video
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7 Favre, Brett QB Falcons 1991 2 33 Active 17 seasons Video
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8 Brady, Tom QB Patriots 2000 6 199 Active 7 seasons Video
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9 Smith, Emmitt RB Cowboys 1990 1 17 Hall of Famer 14 seasons Video
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10 Taylor, Lawrence LB Giants 1981 1 2 Hall of Famer 13 seasons Video
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11 Singletary, Mike LB Bears 1981 2 38 Hall of Famer 12 seasons Video
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12 Brown, Jim RB Browns 1957 1 6 Hall of Famer 9 seasons Video
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13 Bradshaw, Terry QB Steelers 1970 1 1 Hall of Famer 13 seasons Video
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14 Lewis, Ray LB Ravens 1996 1 26 Active 11 seasons Video
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15 Aikman, Troy QB Cowboys 1989 1 1 Hall of Famer 12 seasons Video
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16 Moss, Randy WR Vikings 1998 1 21 Active 11 seasons Video
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17 Sanders, Deion DB Falcons 1989 1 5   12 seasons Video
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18 Lott, Ronnie DB 49ers 1981 1 8 Hall of Famer 14 seasons Video
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19 Woodson, Rod DB Steelers 1987 1 10 Hall of Famer 15 seasons Video
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20 Butkus, Dick LB Bears 1965 1 3 Hall of Famer 9 seasons Video
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21 Brees, Drew QB Chargers 2001 2 32 Active 7 seasons Video
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22 Tomlinson, LaDainian RB Chargers 2001 1 5 Active 8 seasons Video
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23 Staubach, Roger QB Cowboys 1964 10 129 Hall of Famer 8 seasons Video
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24 Faulk, Marshall RB Colts 1994 1 2   11 seasons Video
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25 Greene, Joe DT Steelers 1969 1 4 Hall of Famer 12 seasons Video
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26 Starr, Bart QB Packers 1956 17 200 Hall of Famer 13 seasons Video
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27 Dickerson, Eric RB Rams 1983 1 2 Hall of Famer 10 seasons Video
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28 Sayers, Gale RB Bears 1965 1 4 Hall of Famer 5 seasons Video
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29 Allen, Marcus RB Raiders 1982 1 10 Hall of Famer 12 seasons Video
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30 Harrison, Marvin WR Colts 1996 1 19   12 seasons Video
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31 Fitzgerald, Larry WR Cardinals 2004 1 3 Active 5 seasons Video
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32 Lambert, Jack LB Steelers 1974 2 46 Hall of Famer 10 seasons Video
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33 Namath, Joe QB Jets 1965 1 1 Hall of Famer 9 seasons Video
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34 Strahan, Michael DE Giants 1993 2 40   14 seasons Video
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35 Smith, Bruce DE Bills 1985 1 1 Hall of Famer 18 seasons Video
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36 Irvin, Michael WR Cowboys 1988 1 11 Hall of Famer 10 seasons Video
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37 Gonzalez, Tony TE Chiefs 1997 1 13 Active 11 seasons Video
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38 Dorsett, Tony RB Cowboys 1977 1 2 Hall of Famer 11 seasons Video
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39 Reed, Ed DB Ravens 2002 1 24 Active 7 seasons Video
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40 Campbell, Earl RB Titans 1978 1 1 Hall of Famer 7 seasons Video
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41 Jones, Deacon DE Rams 1961 14 186 Hall of Famer 13 seasons Video
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42 Simpson, O.J. RB Bills 1969 1 1 Hall of Famer 11 seasons  
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43 Long, Howie DE Raiders 1981 2 48 Hall of Famer 11 seasons Video
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44 Sharpe, Shannon TE Broncos 1990 7 192   12 seasons Video
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45 Kelly, Jim QB Bills 1983 1 14 Hall of Famer 11 seasons Video
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46 Harris, Franco RB Steelers 1972 1 13 Hall of Famer 12 seasons Video
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47 Seau, Junior LB Chargers 1990 1 5 Active 16 seasons  
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48 Tarkenton, Fran QB Vikings 1961 3 29 Hall of Famer 18 seasons Video
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49 Thomas, Derrick LB Chiefs 1989 1 4 Hall of Famer 11 seasons Video
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50 Ditka, Mike TE Bears 1961 1 5 Hall of Famer 8 seasons Video
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51 Green, Darrell DB Redskins 1983 1 28 Hall of Famer 15 seasons Video
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52 Monk, Art WR Redskins 1980 1 18 Hall of Famer 14 seasons Video
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53 Urlacher, Brian LB Bears 2000 1 9 Active 9 seasons  
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54 Sapp, Warren DT Buccaneers 1995 1 12   13 seasons Video
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55 Thomas, Thurman RB Bills 1988 2 40 Hall of Famer 10 seasons Video
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56 Fouts, Dan QB Chargers 1973 3 64 Hall of Famer 14 seasons Video
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57 Bailey, Champ DB Redskins 1999 1 7 Active 10 seasons Video
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58 Freeney, Dwight DE Colts 2002 1 11 Active 7 seasons Video
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59 Bettis, Jerome RB Rams 1993 1 10   12 seasons Video
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60 Davis, Terrell RB Broncos 1995 6 196   5 seasons Video
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61 Owens, Terrell WR 49ers 1996 3 89 Active 11 seasons Video
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62 Dawkins, Brian DB Eagles 1996 2 61 Active 12 seasons Video
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63 Allen, Jared DE Chiefs 2004 4 126 Active 5 seasons Video
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64 Sharper, Darren DB Packers 1997 2 60 Active 11 seasons Video
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65 Blount, Mel DB Steelers 1970 3 53 Hall of Famer 14 seasons  
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66 Ham, Jack LB Steelers 1971 2 34 Hall of Famer 12 seasons  
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67 Csonka, Larry RB Dolphins 1968 1 8 Hall of Famer 11 seasons Video
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68 Johnson, Andre WR Texans 2003 1 3 Active 6 seasons Video
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69 Winslow, Kellen TE Chargers 1979 1 13 Hall of Famer 7 seasons  
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70 Nitschke, Ray LB Packers 1958 3 36 Hall of Famer 13 seasons Video
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71 Peppers, Julius DE Panthers 2002 1 2 Active 7 seasons Video
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72 Brooks, Derrick LB Buccaneers 1995 1 28   14 seasons  
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73 Lynch, John DB Buccaneers 1993 3 82   13 seasons Video
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74 Baugh, Sammy QB Redskins 1937 1 6 Hall of Famer 22 seasons Video
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75 Upshaw, Gene G Raiders 1967 1 17 Hall of Famer 14 seasons Video