And now…the end is here!
Here’s the fifth and final installment of our five-part series looking back at the best drafts by a team each decade.
We began last month by featuring the storied 1974 draft of the Pittsburgh Steelers and their four Hall of Fame selections (Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth and Mike Webster) that year.
It was then onto the Bay Area and the 1986 San Francisco 49ers, a group highlighted by Charles Haley, John Taylor, Tom Rathman and Tim McKyer.
A few weeks ago, it was all ‘bout them ’91 Cowboys and performers such as Russell Maryland, Alvin Harper, Leon Lett and Super Bowl XXX MVP Larry Brown. Last week, the 2006 New Orleans Saints came marching in with selections such as Reggie Bush, Roman Harper, Jahri Evans and Marques Colston.
So our final class, like the Saints, paid off with a Super Bowl title three years after it made its debut.