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>>> THE BEST AND WORST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICKS FOR EACH NFL TEAM:                                                                    By The Associated Press:

                                                 AFC                                                                                                                  NFC
                                                                                                                  ARIZONA CARDINALS
                                                                                                                  Best: WR Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh, 2004
                                                                                                                  Has gone to four Pro Bowls, becoming youngest                                              Atlanta
                                                                                                                  player to reach 7,000 yards receiving. Helped                                              became
                                                                                                                  Cardinals to first Super Bowl in 2008 season.                                              a ‘Prime
                                                                                                                  Worst: DT Wendell Bryant, Wisconsin, 2002
                                                                                                                  Olayed in 29 games over three seasons before he                                            Time’
                                                                                                                  was released after team learned he’d be suspended                                          market
                                                                                                                  for year for substance-abuse violations.                                                   when Deion
                                                                                                                  ATLANTA FALCONS
                                                                                                                  Best: CB Deion Sanders,
                                                                                                                  Florida State, 1989
                                                                                                                  Most dynamic player in
                                                                                                                  Falcons history, only Atlanta
                                                                                                                  draft pick to make Hall of Fame (2011).
                                                                                                                  Worst: DE Aundray Bruce, Auburn, 1988
                                                                                                                  Top overall choice lasted 11 years in league, but
                                                                                                                  made only 42 starts. Hyped as next Lawrence
                                                                                                                  Taylor, but at best was only serviceable.
                                                                                                                  CAROLINA PANTHERS
                                                                                                                  Best: DE Julius Peppers, North Carolina, 2002
                                                                                                                  Immediately became one of most dominating
                                                                                                                  ends in NFL. Amassed franchise-record 81 sacks.
                                                                                                                  Worst: WR Rae Carruth, Colorado, 1997                    NEW YORK GIANTS
                                                                                                                  Had mediocre three seasons until his career
                                                                                                                  abruptly ended with a Thanksgiving arrest in             Best: LB Lawrence Taylor, North Carolina, 1981
                                                                                   Donald Miralle Getty Images    1999. Later convicted of conspiracy to commit            Became prototype for the modern linebacker. A
Peyton Manning turned the Indianapolis Colts from laughingstock to Super Bowl contender.                          murder of his pregnant girlfriend.                       10-time Pro Bowl selection, won two Super Bowls,
                                                                                                                                                                           was NFL MVP in 1986 and three-time Defensive
                                                                                                                  CHICAGO BEARS                                            Player of Year (1981, 1982, 1986).
                                                                                                                  Best: RB Walter Payton, Jackson State, 1975              Worst: RB Rocky Thompson, West Texas St., 1971
BALTIMORE RAVENS                                      JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
                                                                                                                  Retired after 1987 season as NFL’s all-time              Played two-plus years, 29 games, 68 carries, 217
Best: T Jonathan Ogden, UCLA, 1996                    Best: T Tony Boselli, USC, 1995                                                                                      yards, one TD.
Selected with team’s first pick after move from       Franchise’s inaugural draft pick made the Pro               leading rusher with 16,726 yards. Helped Bears
                                                                                                                  win the 1985 title. Made the Hall of Fame in 1993.
Cleveland, Ogden held down the left tackle spot       Bowl in five of first six seasons and was
                                                                                                                  Worst: RB Cedric Benson, Texas, 2005
                                                                                                                                                                           PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
through 2006, was selected to 11 Pro Bowls and        three-time All-Pro selection. Injuries shortened his                                                                 Best: LB-C Chuck Bednarik, Penn, 1949
was star on 2000 Super Bowl champions.                career to eight years.                                      Never lived up to hype and was released in June
                                                                                                                  2008 after his second alcohol-related arrest in a        Considered last of the NFL’s great two-way players.
Worst: WR Travis Taylor, Florida, 2000                Worst: DE Derrick Harvey, Florida, 2008                                                                              He starred at center and linebacker, was a 10-time
Battled injuries and never became the big-play        Jacksonville gave up two third-round picks and a                                                                     All-Pro and helped the Eagles win two of their
wideout Ravens envisioned.                            fourth-rounder to swap first-round selections with          DALLAS COWBOYS                                           three NFL titles. Elected to Hall of Fame in 1967.
                                                      Baltimore and draft Harvey. Has eight sacks in              Best: RB Emmitt Smith, Florida, 1990                     Worst: T Kevin Allen, Indiana, 1985
BUFFALO BILLS                                         47 games.                                                                                                            Played one season for the Eagles. Tested positive
                                                                                                                  Leading rusher in NFL history. He helped the
Best: DE Bruce Smith, Virginia Tech, 1985                                                                         Cowboys to three Super Bowl titles in a four-year        for cocaine after reporting to training camp in
With some question whether Smith or Ray Childress     KANSAS CITY CHIEFS                                                                                                   1986, then charged with sexual assault.
                                                                                                                  span, was the MVP of the 1994 game, and also
was worthy of the No. 1 pick, the Bills went with     Best: TE Tony Gonzalez, California, 1997                    MVP of the 1993 season. He finished with 18,355
Smith, who became the NFL’s sack leader.              Chiefs traded up with Houston to take him.                  yards rushing and 175 total TDs.                         ST. LOUIS RAMS
Worst: LB Tom Cousineau, Ohio State, 1979             Shattered NFL tight end records for receptions,             Worst: LB Billy Cannon Jr., Texas A&M, 1984              Best: RB Eric Dickerson, SMU, 1983
Touted linebacker selected first overall who never    touchdown catches and yards receiving. Made 10              Son of 1959 Heisman Trophy winner, the younger           Rushed for 1,808 yards and 18 TDs his rookie
played a game for the Bills due to a contract         Pro Bowls.                                                  Cannon played eight games, got hurt and never            season. In 1984, set an NFL record with 2,105
squabble and better offer from the CFL.               Worst: QB Todd Blackledge, Penn State, 1983                 played again.                                            yards. Made Hall of Fame in 1999.
                                                      Spent seven years in NFL before retired to the                                                                       Worst: RB Lawrence Phillips, Nebraska, 1996
CINCINNATI BENGALS                                    broadcast booth with passer rating of 60.2.                 DETROIT LIONS                                            Coming off a troubled college career, was a pro
Best: T Anthony Munoz, USC, 1980                                                                                  Best: RB Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, 1989             bust, totaling 1,453 yards in three seasons with
Chosen third overall, Munoz ended up in the Hall      MIAMI DOLPHINS                                              Hall of Famer was first player to run for 1,000          three teams.
of Fame as one of the top offensive linemen ever.     Best: QB Dan Marino, Pittsburgh, 1983                       yards in each of first 10 seasons and helped Detroit
He made 11 Pro Bowls from 1980-92.                    Became a starter as a rookie, led the Dolphins to           win its only playoff game — in 1992 over Dallas —        SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Worst: RB Ki-Jana Carter, Penn State, 1995            the Super Bowl in 1984 and retired after the 1999           since its 1957 NFL title. Retired just before training   Best: WR Jerry Rice, Mississippi Valley St., 1985
Bengals moved up to take him first overall and        season as the most prolific passer in NFL history.          camp in 1999 with 15,269 yards rushing.                  Holds virtually every significant receiving mark,
gave him a then-record $7.1 million signing bonus.    Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2005.                         Worst: WR Charles Rogers, Michigan St., 2003             including most career receptions (1,549); yards
Tore ACL in his left knee on his third preseason      Worst: DE-LB Eric Kumerow, Ohio State, 1988                 After scoring twice in his debut, a broken               receiving (22,895); total touchdowns (208); and
carry, starting a career cut short by injuries.       The 16th pick, choice was panned from the start,            collarbone ended his rookie season and same              combined net yards (23,546).
                                                      and Kumerow was out of the NFL after three                  injury set him back in 2004 opener. Detroit cut          Worst: QB Jim Druckenmiller, Virginia Tech, 1997
CLEVELAND BROWNS                                      seasons.                                                    Rogers entering his fourth season.                       Niners picked him as heir apparent to Steve
Best: RB Jim Brown, Syracuse, 1957                                                                                                                                         Young. Made one start in two seasons with a
Rushed for 12,312 yards and 126 touchdowns            NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS                                        GREEN BAY PACKERS                                        29.2 passer rating.
before retiring at the peak of career to pursue       Best: G John Hannah, Alabama, 1973                          Best: RB Paul Hornung, Notre Dame, 1957
acting. Was three-time Player of the Year and a       Hannah, taken fourth overall, was inducted into             Won four championships with the Packers, won             SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
nine-time Pro Bowler.                                 the Hall of Fame in 1991 and voted to the NFL’s             scoring title three straight seasons (1959-61), with     Best: T Walter Jones, Florida State, 1997
Worst: DE Courtney Brown, Penn State, 2000            75th anniversary team.                                      league-record 176 points in 1960 — which stood           An All-Pro selection four times and made nine
Injuries doomed the talented, soft-spoken Brown,      Worst: DE Kenneth Sims, Texas, 1982                         until LaDainian Tomlinson broke it in 2006. Made         Pro Bowls.
the top overall choice. Missed 33 games in his        Plagued by injuries, Sims started all 16 games just         Hall of Fame in 1986.                                    Worst: QB Rick Mirer, Notre Dame, 1993
final four seasons with Cleveland after three knee    once and played in only 74 games over his eight             Worst: OL Tony Mandarich, Michigan St., 1989             Played four seasons in Seattle and went 20-31
surgeries.                                            NFL seasons.                                                Considered one of best offensive line prospects in       with 41 TD passes to 56 interceptions.
                                                                                                                  history, lasted only three seasons in Green Bay.
DENVER BRONCOS                                        NEW YORK JETS                                                                                                        TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Best: S Steve Atwater, Arkansas, 1989                 Best: RB Freeman McNeil, UCLA, 1981                         MINNESOTA VIKINGS                                        Best: DE Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma, 1976
No, not John Elway, who actually was selected by      Third overall pick was a three-time Pro Bowl                Best: WR Randy Moss, West Virginia, 1998                 Team’s first-ever pick and franchise’s only Hall of
Indianapolis and traded to Denver. Atwater was        selection and played his entire 12-year NFL career          Character concerns, which continued to play out          Famer. Selmon-led Bucs rebounded from losing
an Eight-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time         with the Jets, retiring as their all-time leading           during his mostly spectacular 13-year career, led        first 26 games in team’s history to reach NFC title
Super Bowl champion.                                  rusher. McNeil averaged 4.5 yards a carry and               to freakishly talented Moss going 21st. Moss led         game in 1979.
Worst: DE Jarvis Moss, Florida, 2007                  ran for 38 TDs.                                             Vikings to a 15-1 record that season and a painful       Worst: DE Eric Curry, Alabama, 1993
                                                      Worst: RB Blair Thomas, Penn State, 1990                    three points away from Super Bowl.                       Never played up to expectations. Had 12 sacks in
Moss managed just 3½ sacks in 3½ seasons
                                                      Plagued by injuries and was ineffective when he             Worst: DE Dimitrius Underwood, Michigan St., 1999        five seasons with the Bucs.
before the Broncos released him.
                                                      did play, rushing for only 2,009 yards and five             Vikings reached for physically gifted but unproven
HOUSTON TEXANS                                                                                                    player. Underwood didn’t last one day of training        WASHINGTON REDSKINS
                                                      TDs in four seasons.
                                                                                                                  camp, dealing with mental-illness issues.                Best: QB Sammy Baugh, TCU, 1937
Best: WR Andre Johnson, Miami, 2003
                                                      OAKLAND RAIDERS                                                                                                      Greatest player in franchise history, arrived the
Five-time Pro Bowl selection and franchise’s                                                                      NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
                                                      Best: G Gene Upshaw, Texas A&M-Kingsville, 1967                                                                      same year franchise relocated from Boston and
all-time top receiver.
                                                      Became first exclusive guard to make Hall of                Best: T William Roaf, Louisiana Tech, 1993               led Redskins to titles in ‘37 and ‘42,
Worst: DT Travis Johnson, Florida State, 2005                                                                                                                              revolutionizing passing game along the way. Part
                                                      Fame, winning two of his three Super Bowl                   Was a franchise-high seven-time Pro Bowl player
Underachieved and was plagued by injuries in                                                                                                                               of the Hall of Fame’s inaugural class in 1963.
                                                      appearances.                                                with the Saints. Was 2011 finalist for Hall of Fame.
four seasons. Started 38 games and had two                                                                        Worst: PK Russell Erxleben, Texas, 1979.                 Worst: T Andre Johnson, Penn State, 1996
sacks.                                                Worst: QB JaMarcus Russell, LSU, 2007
                                                                                                                  Lasted five seasons in New Orleans, where his net        Washington traded up to nab him with the
                                                      Got paid more than $39 million before being cut
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS                                                                                                punting average was never higher than 35.2. Was          30th pick, but he was so inept he never even
                                                      after three seasons.
                                                                                                                  rarely used on field goals.                              got onto the field.
Best: QB Peyton Manning, Tennessee, 1998
Is on pace to break every major career passing        PITTSBURGH STEELERS
record, turned a beleaguered franchise into a         Best: QB Terry Bradshaw, Louisiana Tech, 1970
perennial Super Bowl contender and won the            The top overall pick, became the first quarterback
2006 NFL title.                                       to win four Super Bowls, and was the MVP of two
Worst: LB Trev Alberts, Nebraska, 1994                of them. Entered Hall of Fame in 1989.
Played only three seasons, finishing with four        Worst: LB Huey Richardson, Florida, 1991
sacks and one interception.                           Expected to be next in a long line of dominant
                                                      Steelers linebackers, but played in only five games.
                                                      SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
                                                      Best: RB LaDainian Tomlinson, TCU, 2001
                                                      No. 5 overall pick after Chargers traded top pick
                                                      to Atlanta, which used it on Michael Vick.
                                                      Tomlinson was 2006 NFL MVP after setting
                                                      league records with 31 TDs and 186 points.
                                                      Worst: QB Ryan Leaf, Washington State, 1998
                                                      No. 2 overall pick after Indianapolis took Peyton
                                                      Manning. Leaf won only four of 14 starts during
                                                      his three-year stay.
                                                      TENNESSEE TITANS
                                                       Best: RB Earl Campbell, Texas, 1978
Ryan Leaf                                              Then the Houston Oilers, team traded three picks
was                                                   and tight end Jimmie Giles to Tampa Bay for right
thought by                                            to pick him. Earned MVP honors in 1979 and was
some to                                               a three-time Offensive Player of the Year.
be a better                                           Worst: DB Adam “Pacman” Jones,
                                                      West Virginia, 2005
quarterback                                           Off-field troubles led to him being suspended in
than Peyton                                           April 2007 for the season, and the Titans traded                                                                                                       Ken Le Getty Images
Manning.                                              him to Dallas in April 2008.                                Tony Mandarich, right, was expected to be the prototype for future offensive linemen.


Judge denies league owners’ request to freeze lockout ruling
By The Associated Press             for a stay pending appeal, expe-        The ruling means the league          something     different   alto-
                                                                                                                                              Hunter was stabbed in Detroit                paperwork in Superior Court
   The NFL is falling behind in     dited or otherwise.” She dis-        has no rules in place, shelved          gether,” she wrote.          and taken to a local hospital                in Washington saying that if
its court fight with the players    missed the NFL’s argument            since the collective bargaining            “Like any defendant in anyfor treatment. His agent said                Haynesworth agrees to plead
over the future of the $9 billion   that she didn’t have jurisdic-       agreement ended on March 11                                          the wound wasn’t life-threaten-
                                                                                                                 lawsuit, defendants themselves                                            guilty to simple assault they
business.                           tion and that it is facing irrepa-   and the NFL’s first work stop-          must make a decision about   ing. WXYZ-TV in Detroit said                 would drop the misdemeanor
                                    rable harm because of her deci-      page since 1987 was imposed             how to proceed and accept theHunter was knifed in his left                sexual abuse charge. Both
   The federal judge who lifted     sion to end the 45-day lockout.      shortly afterward.                      consequences of their deci-  shoulder. ...                                charges carry the same maxi-
the NFL lockout two days ago           “In short, the world of ‘chaos’                                           sion.”                         Washington defensive line-                 mum penalty, however, up to
dealt another blow to the                                                  But Nelson said that needn’t                                                                                    six months in jail and a fine of
                                    the NFL claims it has been           be the case.                               Whether that includes freeman Albert Haynesworth alleg-
league late Wednesday in Min-       thrust into — essentially the                                                                             edly slid his credit card into the
                                                                                                                 agency or other rules drawn up                                            up to $1,000. ...
neapolis, denying its request to    ‘free-market’ system this nation       “The league may choose to             even as the draft gets under bra of a waitress and then                      Cleveland running back Pey-
put her ruling on hold pending      otherwise willfully operates         act in accordance with its              way today was anyone’s guess.touched her breast, according                ton Hillis will grace the cover
appeals and guaranteeing            under — is not compelled by          expressed belief that the play-                                      to court papers filed offering               of Madden NFL 12, the popular
more limbo for the 32 teams,                                                                                        There was no immediate
                                    this court’s order,” she wrote.      ers remain a union and that                                          Haynesworth a plea deal in the
                                                                                                                 word from the league after Nel-                                           video game, after beating Phila-
thousands of players and mil-          The judge acknowledged her        they have reached a state of                                         sexual abuse case. Haynes-                   delphia quarterback Michael
lions of fans.                                                                                                   son’s decision.
                                    decision will be appealed to the     impasse, or the League may                                           worth’s lawyer, however, said                Vick in a vote by fans. Hillis
   U.S. District Judge Susan        8th U.S. Circuit Court of            choose to chart a different                                          the deal was not one he’d take               received 66 percent of the 1 mil-
Richard Nelson wrote that the       Appeals in St. Louis and the         course, implementing a version          Also ...                     and that his client would fight              lion votes cast to handily
NFL “has not met its burden         NFL has promised that step.          of the 2010 player system, or             Denver defensive end Jason the charge. Prosecutors filed                defeat Vick in the final.

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