When draft day rolls around and teams are looking for an impact player to add to their roster, it’s usually within the first and second round that they find them. Finding a Pro Bowl caliber player in the seventh round rarely ever happens, but when it does it’s like winning the lottery. Lucky drafting can be the difference between making the playoffs or not. Or even winning the Super Bowl. So here is the list of top nine draft steals that became stars.
9. John Lynch – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3rd round, 82 overall)
Four safeties were chosen before John Lynch in the 1993 draft, and not one of them came close to what John accomplished in his career. Making nine trips to the Pro Bowl and averaging 70.5 tackles per season, he punished offenses with his devastating tackles. John also won the Super Bowl in 2003 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, solidifying his career and making him one of the best safeties in history.