How the First-Overall NFL Draft Picks Have Fared in the Last 5 Years

How the First-Overall NFL Draft Picks Have Fared in the Last 5 Years

The top pick in the NFL Draft always brings lofty expectations to fans of dismal teams. How have the last 5 top-picks fared? Let’s take a look. 2017: Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns, DE – Garrett collected 7 sacks and forced 1 fumble in his rookie season. He also earned PFWA All-Rookie Team honors. The Browns, however, lost every single game. Despite a fine rookie campaign, the Browns could have started a nine-month old puppy at defensive end and still had the same 0-16 record. 2016: Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams, QB – Goff had a terrible rookie season, making many question whether the Rams made a huge mistake in trading the farm to draft him. Goff’s second year, however, was a complete reversal of fortune. He won 11 of his 15 starts, led the Rams to the playoffs, and made the Pro Bowl. He also led the NFL in Yards per Completion. 2015: Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, QB – […]

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