ESPN posted a great infographic from the people at InfoGraphicWorld.com, detailing some great NFL Draft history.
Some of the things that jumped out at me about this graphic are:
- Jay Berwanger was Bo Jackson before Bo Jackson? Neither of them signed with the teams that drafted them No. 1 overall (Berwanger-Eagles, Jackson-Bucs). I actually wrote about Jackson’s impact on the sports world and how his decisions changed the fate of about several franchises including the Yankees, Angels, Buccaneers and Raiders.
- I desperately missed the 12-round NFL Draft from the ’80s.
- Shocked that Auburn has reached the grandeur of the Notre Dames and Southern Cals, with five overall No. 1 picks.
- It’s funny how the draft has become so much more scrutinized in the past couple decades, yet players like James Harrison and Kurt Warner were still able to go undrafted.
Enjoy the infographic — and enjoy the NFL Draft!
David Gonos spent 5 years as a CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with SI.com. Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on NFL.com, MLB.com, FanDuel, FoxSports.com and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.