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Published: April 30, 2013 at 07:28 p.m.
Updated: May 1, 2013 at 10:26 p.m.

Best NFL draft picks by team

For the 2013 NFL Draft, NFL.com writers selected their best and worst picks for all 32 teams. Then, we allowed users to choose their best and worst. Here's the list of the best draft picks for each team.

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  • Kansas City Chiefs - Tony Gonzalez (59 percent) 32

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    Kansas City Chiefs - Tony Gonzalez (59 percent)

    Gonzalez now holds seemingly every tight end receiving record possible.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars - Maurice Jones Drew (49 percent) 31

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    Jacksonville Jaguars - Maurice Jones Drew (49 percent)

    The Jags missed out on the guy they wanted in the first round, but ended up with this gem in the second.

  • Oakland Raiders - Bo Jackson (51 percent) 30

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    Oakland Raiders - Bo Jackson (51 percent)

    Jackson's career was but a bright star, but still registered with Raiders fans.

  • Philadelphia Eagles - Reggie White (72 percent) 29

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    Philadelphia Eagles - Reggie White (72 percent)

    White was one of the most dominant defensive players in NFL history.

  • Detroit Lions - Barry Sanders (82 percent) 28

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    Detroit Lions - Barry Sanders (82 percent)

    Sanders is regarded by many to be the greatest running back in NFL history and will now adorn the cover of "Madden NFL 25".

  • Cleveland Browns - Ozzie Newsome (45 percent) 27

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    Cleveland Browns - Ozzie Newsome (45 percent)

    Long before he built Super Bowl winners, Newsome was one of the top tight ends of his era.

  • Buffalo Bills - Jim Kelly (38 percent) 26

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    Buffalo Bills - Jim Kelly (38 percent)

    Buffalo's gratification was delayed with a detour to the USFL, but Kelly led the Bills to four AFC titles.

  • Arizona Cardinals - Larry Fitzgerald (77 percent) 25

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    Arizona Cardinals - Larry Fitzgerald (77 percent)

    In a quarterback class dominated by quarterbacks, the Cardinals' selection of Fitzgerald in 2004 ranks among the team's best.

  • New York Jets - Joe Namath (61 percent 24

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    New York Jets - Joe Namath (61 percent

    Broadway Joe delivered the only Super Bowl title in team history.

  • Tennessee Titans - Earl Campbell (49 percent) 23

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    Tennessee Titans - Earl Campbell (49 percent)

    Campbell was one of the most bruising running backs in NFL history.

  • San Diego Chargers - LaDainian Tomlinson/Drew Brees (60 percent) 22

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    San Diego Chargers - LaDainian Tomlinson/Drew Brees (60 percent)

    The Chargers hit it out of the park with their first two draft picks in 2001.

  • Miami Dolphins - Dan Marino (86 percent) 21

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    Miami Dolphins - Dan Marino (86 percent)

    Marino's slide in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft has been much documented and celebrated. Well, celebrated by Dolphins fans.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Warren Sapp (38 percent) 20

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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Warren Sapp (38 percent)

    One of the newest Hall of Famers, Sapp is considered by the fans as the greatest draft pick in club history.

  • Carolina Panthers - Steve Smith (53 percent) 19

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    Carolina Panthers - Steve Smith (53 percent)

    Smith is an overwhelming choice by the Panthers fans, with Cam Newton (19 percent) a distant third.

  • St. Louis Rams - Eric Dickerson (54 percent) 18

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    St. Louis Rams - Eric Dickerson (54 percent)

    The 1983 NFL Draft is known more for the quarterbacks, but Dickerson went second overall and the fans voted that selection as the best in club history.

  • New Orleans Saints - Marques Colston (56 percent) 17

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    New Orleans Saints - Marques Colston (56 percent)

    Colston was nearly Mr. Irrelevant, but he was voted by the fans as the best pick in Saints history.

  • Dallas Cowboys - Troy Aikman (45 percent) 16

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    Dallas Cowboys - Troy Aikman (45 percent)

    The Cowboys selected Aikman with the first overall selection in the 1989 and this was voted by the fans as the top move.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers - 1974 draft class (58 percent) 15

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    Pittsburgh Steelers - 1974 draft class (58 percent)

    The Steelers tabbed four future Hall of Famers in 1974, Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth and Mike Webster.

  • Chicago Bears - Walter Payton (84 percent) 14

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    Chicago Bears - Walter Payton (84 percent)

    Payton retired as the NFL's all-time leading rusher and was a member of the team's Super Bowl XX championship team.

  • New York Giants - Lawrence Taylor (72 percent) 13

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    New York Giants - Lawrence Taylor (72 percent)

    Taylor is often in the conversation of greatest players of all time.

  • Cincinnati Bengals - Anthony Munoz (66 percent) 12

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    Cincinnati Bengals - Anthony Munoz (66 percent)

    The Bengals have hit on some picks later in drafts, but Munoz is considered by the fans to be the best pick ever.

  • Washington Redskins - Sammy Baugh (43 percent) 11

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    Washington Redskins - Sammy Baugh (43 percent)

    Baugh is in the conversation for best player of all time. And the Redskins' fans agree with that.

  • Indianapolis Colts - Peyton Manning (90 percent) 10

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    Indianapolis Colts - Peyton Manning (90 percent)

    Manning is the overwhelming pick here among the fans, especially when you consider the alternative in the 1998 draft was Ryan Leaf.

  • Minnesota Vikings - Adrian Peterson (69 percent) 9

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    Minnesota Vikings - Adrian Peterson (69 percent)

    Peterson had a miraculous comeback in 2012 and he caps it with the fans voting him the best draft pick in club history.

  • Green Bay Packers - Aaron Rodgers (77 percent) 8

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    Green Bay Packers - Aaron Rodgers (77 percent)

    Rodgers slid in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and Packers fans couldn't have been more delighted.

  • Seattle Seahawks - Walter Jones (43 percent) 7

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    Seattle Seahawks - Walter Jones (43 percent)

    Jones holds the franchise record with nine Pro Bowl appearances.

  • Denver Broncos - Terrell Davis (81 percent) 6

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    Denver Broncos - Terrell Davis (81 percent)

    Davis was snatched in the sixth round and he went on to produce a 2,000-yard rushing season and a Super Bowl MVP performance.

  • Houston Texans - J.J. Watt (73 percent) 5

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    Houston Texans - J.J. Watt (73 percent)

    Watt has made a big impact on the Texans defense in recent years and the fans recognize that here.

  • Atlanta Falcons - Deion Sanders (65 percent) 4

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    Atlanta Falcons - Deion Sanders (65 percent)

    Sanders was a part of the famed 1989 NFL Draft class, and he tops the fans' list for best selection in Falcons history.

  • New England Patriots - Tom Brady (94 percent) 3

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    New England Patriots - Tom Brady (94 percent)

    The Patriots spent a sixth-round pick on Brady and received three Super Bowl wins in return.

  • San Francisco 49ers - Jerry Rice/Joe Montana (49er percent each) 2

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    San Francisco 49ers - Jerry Rice/Joe Montana (49er percent each)

    Rice and Montana hooked up for so many touchdowns, so it's only fitting they hook up one more time here.

  • Baltimore Ravens - First round of 1996 draft (87 percent) 1

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    Baltimore Ravens - First round of 1996 draft (87 percent)

    The Ravens landed Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft.

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