NFL All-Time Draft Steals

NFL All-Time Draft Steals

This article is part of our NFL Draft series.

As a corollary to our "Draft Busts" draft that we did for SiriusXM Fantasy last week, for Wednesday's show Joe Bartel, Chris Liss and I drafted all-time NFL Draft Steals for our Daily Draft series on the show. Each of us drafted 10 players, all drafted in the sixth round or later in their respective drafts. I intended that the players had to be drafted, and not signed as an undrafted free agent, but didn't make that clear to Liss and Joe ahead of time. So instead, we allowed for two undrafted free agents per team, though I didn't avail myself to that pool, having not listed them on my cheatsheet.

As per custom, we gave Joe the first choice on draft order because he's our guest, and he took the obvious first slot and took Tom Brady. Liss opted to take the wheel, granting me the second pick. For the second Daily Draft in a row, I landed Bart Starr again after also taking him in the All-Time Green Bay Packers draft. Liss demonstrated that he's really a shadow Cowboys fan by taking not one but two Dallas quarterbacks, Roger Staubach and Tony Romo. Bo Jackson qualifies on this list even though he originally was taken 1.1 by the Bucs, but never played a down for them. The Raiders threw a seventh-round pick at him a later draft, which worked out quite well.

It's amazing how many Hall of Famers were late picks or even undrafted. You can see the full list of our picks here - as always first by overall draft order, then by team.

1JoeTom Brady
1JeffBart Starr
1LissRoger Staubach
2LissTony Romo
2JeffShannon Sharpe
2JoeDeacon Jones
3JoeBo Jackson
3JeffTerrell Davis
3LissAntonio Gates
4LissRaymond Berry
4JeffJohnny Unitas
4JoeWarren Moon
5JoeNight Train Lane
5JeffAntonio Brown
5LissRichard Dent
6LissDwight Clark
6JeffArt Donovan
6JoeBobby Bell
7JoeKen Houston
7JeffJamal Anderson
7LissLarry Brown
8LissMarques Colston
8JeffWillie Davis
8JoeGeorge Blanda
9JoeBob Hayes
9JeffDonald Driver
9LissRod Martin
10LissHarold Carmichael
10JeffLarry Wilson
10JoeTroy Brown

Draft by team:

Tom BradyBart StarrRoger Staubach
Deacon JonesShannon SharpeTony Romo
Bo JacksonTerrell DavisAntonio Gates
Warren MoonJohnny UnitasRaymond Berry
Night Train LaneAntonio BrownRichard Dent
Bobby BellArt DonovanDwight Clark
Ken HoustonJamal AndersonLarry Brown
George BlandaWillie DavisMarques Colston
Bob HayesDonald DriverRod Martin
Troy BrownLarry WilsonHarold Carmichael

As always, let us know - who won this draft? Who did we leave out?

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Joe Bartel
Joe Bartel is RotoWire's Operations Specialist and football contributor among many other things. When not at the office, he's probably playing a variety of Gen 4 console games or rooting on his beloved Green Bay Packers.
Jeff Erickson
Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).
Chris Liss
Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.
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