3. Terrell Davis – Denver Broncos (6th round, 196th overall)
When you are fully healthy for only four out of the seven years you play, and have stats like Terrell Davis, it shows this draft steal was the real deal. With injuries ending his career early, Terrell still ran for over 7,600 yards and won two Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos. Don’t forget his 1,280 receiving yards, 65 career touchdowns, Super Bowl MVP, with three trips to the Pro Bowl. All this proves he was truly amazing, especially for a 6th round pick.
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2. Joe Montana – San Francisco 49ers (3rd round, 82nd overall)
Other than Tom Brady, no quarterback in history has won more Super Bowls than Joe Montana. Terry Bradshaw is tied with Montana, having won four titles each. The difference is that Terry was selected first overall in the 1970 draft, and Montana was overlooked until the 82nd overall pick, deep in the third round. Joe was named Super Bowl MVP three times, which no other quarterback in history has accomplished. He has also never thrown an interception in a Super Bowl, one of the reasons he is nicknamed “Joe Cool.”
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1. Tom Brady – New England Patriots (6th round)
Tom was easily the most underrated player coming out of college. He started his freshman year in college playing for the Michigan Wolverines, where he was the backup for his first two seasons. Competing against Drew Henson in his junior year, Brady won the starting spot. He proved it a smart choice by winning the Citrus Bowl that year, and then winning the Orange Bowl his senior season. Drafted by New England, his career took off to heights no one could have imagined. With five Super Bowl victories, four Super Bowl MVPs, 12 trips to the Pro Bowl, seven AFC Championships, two regular season MVP awards, and two NFL Offensive Player of the Year awards, what else can you ask for from the 199th overall pick?
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