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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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  • Gonzalez now holds seemingly every tight end receiving record possible. 32

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    Kansas City Chiefs - Tony Gonzalez (59 percent)

    Gonzalez now holds seemingly every tight end receiving record possible.

  • The Jags missed out on the guy they wanted in the first round, but ended up with this gem in the second. 31

    Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press

    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.

  • Jackson's career was but a bright star, but still registered with Raiders fans. 30

    Beth Keiser/Associated Press

    Oakland Raiders - Bo Jackson (51 percent)

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

  • White was one of the most dominant defensive players in NFL history. 29

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    Philadelphia Eagles - Reggie White (72 percent)

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

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

  • Long before he built Super Bowl winners, Newsome was one of the top tight ends of his era. 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's gratification was delayed with a detour to the USFL, but Kelly led the Bills to four AFC titles. 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.

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

  • Broadway Joe delivered the only Super Bowl title in team history. 24

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    New York Jets - Joe Namath (61 percent

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

  • Campbell was one of the most bruising running backs in NFL history. 23

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    Tennessee Titans - Earl Campbell (49 percent)

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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. 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Taylor is often in the conversation of greatest players of all time. 13

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    New York Giants - Lawrence Taylor (72 percent)

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

  • The Bengals have hit on some picks later in drafts, but Munoz is considered by the fans to be the best pick ever. 12

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    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.

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

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

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

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

  • Jones holds the franchise record with nine Pro Bowl appearances. 7

    Greg Trott/Associated Press

    Seattle Seahawks - Walter Jones (43 percent)

    Jones holds the franchise record with nine Pro Bowl appearances.

  • 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. 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.

  • Watt has made a big impact on the Texans defense in recent years and the fans recognize that here. 5

    Jason DeCrow/Associated Press

    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.

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

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

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

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