The Football Writers Association of America released it's 75th Anniversary All-America team Thursday, honoring 75 of the best college football players from the World War II era to present.
Naturally, the list also happens to be dotted with some of the greatest NFL players of all-time. But several members of the 75th anniversary team had far better college than pro careers, particularly given how early some of them were chosen in the NFL draft. With that, College Football 24/7 looks at five of the best draft picks on the team, and five of the worst:
1. QB Roger Staubach
2. WR Jerry Rice
NFL career: An easy Pro Football Hall of Famer widely regarded as the greatest wide receiver to ever play.
3. OL Jonathan Ogden
4. LB Mike Singletary
5. LB Jack Ham
*1. DL Steve Emtman *
NFL career:Injuries didn't allow Emtman to play more than nine games in any of his three seasons in Indianapolis.*
*2. K/P Russell Erxleben *
NFL career:Erxleben lasted six unremarkable seasons in the NFL as a punter*. *
*3. Brian Bosworth *
NFL career:Injuries cut Bosworth's pro career short (three seasons).
*4. RB Archie Griffin *