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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL draft steals of all time 28477117 NFL draft steals NFL+draft+steals NFL

Not everybody can go in the first round of the NFL draft. But that doesn't always mean a guy isn't an elite player. For some reason or another these eventual stars were overlooked early in the draft and wound up becoming all-time steals.

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL draft steals of all time 28479110 Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots Tom+Brady%2C+QB%2C+New+England+Patriots NFL

Scouts said Brady didn’t have a good arm, was too slow and wasn’t going to be anything more than a backup after being selected in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft. Instead, he took over the starting job during his second season and has gone on to win three Super Bowls, two Super Bowl MVP awards and countless other honors. | Top 10 draft busts

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL draft steals of all time 28479111 Shannon Sharpe, TE, Denver Broncos Shannon+Sharpe%2C+TE%2C+Denver+Broncos NFL

Sharpe fell to the seventh round of the 1990 draft because teams weren’t sure if he was going to be able to play wide receiver or tight end at the NFL level. Sharpe wound up not just playing tight end. He became a movable chess piece in Denver’s offense for years and earned induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. | Top 10 draft busts

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL draft steals of all time 28477118 Thurman Thomas, RB, Buffalo Bills Thurman+Thomas%2C+RB%2C+Buffalo+Bills NFL

Thomas fell to the second round in 1988 because personnel evaluators believed he didn’t run fast enough after a knee injury. All Thomas did was become one of the most versatile backs in NFL history and make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. | Top 10 draft busts

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL draft steals of all time 28487012 Zach Thomas, LB, Miami Dolphins Zach+Thomas%2C+LB%2C+Miami+Dolphins NFL

This fifth-round pick in the 1996 draft not only wound up making the roster coming out of the preseason that year but won a starting job. He was one of the best inside linebackers on any team during his 13-year career. | Top 10 draft busts

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL draft steals of all time 28487014 Ronde Barber, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ronde+Barber%2C+CB%2C+Tampa+Bay+Buccaneers NFL

The veteran defensive back has sustained unbelievable durability and a high level of play since he was selected in the third round in 1997. Barber, who recently signed a one-year deal to remain with the Buccaneers, has started an incredible 183 straight games. | Top 10 draft busts

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL draft steals of all time 28487013 Will Shields, G, Kansas City Chiefs Will+Shields%2C+G%2C+Kansas+City+Chiefs NFL

Shields will go down as one of the best third-round picks in the past 25 years or so. The interior offensive lineman didn’t miss a game in his 14-year career and started all but one after being drafted in 1993. He’s a lock to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. | Top 10 draft busts

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL draft steals of all time 28484044 Terrell Davis, RB, Denver Broncos Terrell+Davis%2C+RB%2C+Denver+Broncos NFL

When the Broncos selected Davis in the sixth round in 1995, not much was expected since he wasn’t known for possessing ideal speed for the position. But Davis wound up winning the starting running back job that season and went on to post 60 touchdowns and over 7,600 yards on the ground during his seven-year career. | Top 10 draft busts

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL draft steals of all time 28488011 Jamal Anderson, RB, Atlanta Falcons Jamal+Anderson%2C+RB%2C+Atlanta+Falcons NFL

A seventh-round pick in the 1994 draft, he didn’t do much in his first few seasons but wound up winning the starting job in Year 3. Anderson went on to score 34 touchdowns on the ground and ran for over 5,300 yards during his eight-year career. | Top 10 draft busts

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL draft steals of all time 28488002 T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR, Cincinnati Bengals T.J.+Houshmandzadeh%2C+WR%2C+Cincinnati+Bengals+ NFL

When the Bengals selected him in the seventh round in 2001, much of the attention was focused on his former college teammate, Chad Ochocinco, who was selected in the second round by Cincinnati. But Houshmandzadeh wound up making the roster that year. He caught 31 touchdowns and posted 506 receptions during his eight seasons with the Bengals. | Top 10 draft busts

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NFL 5 43 Top 10 NFL draft steals of all time 28488003 Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints Marques+Colston%2C+WR%2C+New+Orleans+Saints+ NFL

The big receiver was supposed to be too slow, yet all he has done since being selected in the seventh round in 2006 is score 40 touchdowns and become one of the better young receivers in the league. Colston has proved you don’t have to post a great 40-yard dash time to become a good receiver. | Top 10 draft busts

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