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Who's the Best All-TimeDefensive Draft Pick?

Which player was the best use of a defensive draft pick?

Posted by Emil Steiner on April 10, 2009 9:01 AM

A Different Spin on Greatest "D" Pick

Long, a defensive tackle drafted out of Villanova, is the lowest drafted defensive player enshrined into the Hall of Fame in the past 27 years.

Posted by Rob Rang, on April 11, 2009 5:26 PM

The Art of Defense

Selected in the 22nd round, Art Donovan was a perfect fit for Baltimore

Posted by Gene Wang, on April 10, 2009 1:10 PM

Deacon Sacks Up

The toughest, meanest and greatest defensive draft pick remains David "Deacon" Jones.

Posted by Emil Steiner, on April 10, 2009 11:43 AM

The Eyes Have It

Singletary was the leader of the best defense in the history of the sport. His intensity beamed out of those piercing eyes right into the opponent's backfield, and our living rooms.

Posted by Dan Levy, on April 10, 2009 10:44 AM

It Has to Be Mean Joe

When you're the epicenter of football's greatest all-time defense, it makes sense that you're also football's greatest defensive draft pick.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on April 10, 2009 9:32 AM

No Name Nick

The title of best draft choice of all time goes to Miami Dolphin great, and all time over-achiever, Nick Buoniconti.

Posted by Peter Schaffer, on April 10, 2009 9:15 AM


tracker2: Two ways to answer this. First way -- if you took all the defensive players ever drafted, and, as they were perceived on draft day (no be...

tracker2: Also, worth noting Reggie White, who went 4th overall in the 1984 Supplemental draft...

bikesac: It is almost impossible to chose an absolute best defensive draft, but; Jack Youngblood certainly fits in with any of the other picks. And ...

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