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View Poll Results: Best No.1 Overall Pick in NFL History?
Troy Aikman - Dallas Cowboys - 1989 1 2.50%
Chuck Bednarik - Phildelphia Eagles - 1949 1 2.50%
Terry Bradshaw - Pittsburgh Steelers - 1970 22 55.00%
Earl Campbell - Houston Oilers - 1978 0 0%
John Elway - Indianapolis Colts - 1983 1 2.50%
Paul Hornung - Green Bay Packers - 1957 1 2.50%
Peyton Manning - Indianapolis Colts - 1998 6 15.00%
Bruce Smith - Buffalo Bills - 1985 2 5.00%
other 6 15.00%
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:01 AM   #21
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i say hands down, payton manning was the best #1 pick. bradshaw was freaking awesome and had 4 rings but manning is the best qb ever and because of him there a playoff team every year. they have a record 8 straight. bradshaw was one of the greats but he also had a great defense helping.
payton are you serious??? He may have a lot of stats and a ton of wins and yes without him that team probably doesn't do as good, but he can't win when it counts and not just in the pro's but at Tennessee as well.

Also note that Brad lead his team to 4 superbowl victories in a time when Defenses were allowed to be Much Much more aggressive and QB's just had to put up with it. Put manning in those years and his career is only 1/2 of what it is now.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:03 AM   #22
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payton are you serious??? He may have a lot of stats and a ton of wins and yes without him that team probably doesn't do as good, but he can't win when it counts and not just in the pro's but at Tennessee as well.

Also note that Brad lead his team to 4 superbowl victories in a time when Defenses were allowed to be Much Much more aggressive and QB's just had to put up with it. Put manning in those years and his career is only 1/2 of what it is now.
yes bradshaw was awesome but he had a great line, a good rb and the best defensive. it wasnt only bradshaw that won those rings. i think manning is the best qb of all time and therfor is the best #1 pick. in my mind bradshaw dosnt touch manning. yes he has the 4 rings but he definatly didnt win those alone nor did manning win his but in my mind manning was alot better. before manning was drafted the colts were horrible. they were a joke then comes manning and there making playoffs every year. he has a record 4 mvp's, 9 pro bowls, 10 seasons of 4000 yards or more and he is the only qb with at least 12 wins in 7 straight seasons on top of many other records. im not saying bradshaw is bad but i think if this was anything but a steeler board we would be lucky to have one vote for bradshaw. bradshaw was a great piece of the late 70 early 80 steelers but manning is the colts. the dont run much at all, they constantly put the game in manning hands and he delivers more times then not
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Lets see, which of them has 4 rings?
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Terry Bradshaw of course!!! 4 Rings beats all!!!
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Neither Peyton nor Terry. They're out of the question. Guys really, move aside the homerism. The "omgomgomg! 4 rings bitch!" argument only works for so long. Superbowl wins are a team effort. Sure ok, Terry put on his best performance at superbowls (100+ QB rating), but he didnt throw THAT much in most of them, and he wouldnt even be in those superbowls without a phenomenal supporting cast. To call Terry the best #1 overall pick is a major insult to the rest of that 70's steelers team. Terry had arguably the best O-line and D-line helping him out, along with one of the better Rb's and Fb's of all time. Not to mention Stallworth and Swann.

Peyton is a laughable choice too. The choking alone is pitiful. Correct me if im wrong, but with his recent superbowl loss, his playoff record is under .500.....

I gotta go with Bruce Smith, the all-time leader in sacks, and arguably the most consistent and menacing pass-rushing threat to ever breathe.
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Hey I love Bradshaw and what he did for the Steelers but there is no way he was the Greatest all-time No.1 overall pick in a draft. Troy Aikman got my vote. Then it might have had to be Earl Campbell.
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Joe Greene doesn't make the list?
They're talking about overall #1 picks. OJ Simpson was the first player taken in the '69 draft.
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You can make it a beauty contest if you want but in the end it's all about the rings.....We're talking about best number one pick....not best player ever......BTW PM's ring to choke ratio puts him out of the running on all counts.
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Hey I love Bradshaw and what he did for the Steelers but there is no way he was the Greatest all-time No.1 overall pick in a draft. Troy Aikman got my vote. T
Naw, Troy couldnt be for the same reason as Bradshaw.

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You can make it a beauty contest if you want but in the end it's all about the rings.....We're talking about best number one pick....not best player ever......BTW PM's ring to choke ratio puts him out of the running on all counts.
Agree with PM. But no, rings dont measure a player.

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