Best NFL Players not Drafted in 1st Round

This list is for the diamonds in the rough. NO 1st round picks are listed here.
The Top Ten
1 Tom Brady Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr., is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Brady is known for being the only quarterback in history to win 7 Super Bowls, and is often considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Brady is also frequently considered to be the biggest steal in NFL history as a late 6th round pick. He had previously played for the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2019.

Greatest QB ever to play the game of Football. As of 2013 he has led the New England Patriots to 5 Super Bowls, winning 3. He was the Super Bowl MVP in 2 of the 3 Super Bowl Wins. He has been elected to 8 Pro Bowls and holds the NFL Record for most TD passes in a single season with 50. He has the most Playoff wins out of any player ever with 17. He has the longest consecutive winning streak ever with 21 consecutive games. He led his team to the first undefeated season since the institution of 16 regular season games. He has won 2 NFL MVP awards and was Athlete of the Year in 2007. He is also the first QB to lead his team to 10 Divisional Titles. He has countless other awards and titles but this is getting too long. All of this and he was drafted in the 6TH ROUND!?

Tom Brady is definitely the greatest QB to ever play the game of football. Sure Montana has 4 SBs, but he also had Jerry Rice at his disposal. Brady on the other hand only Randy Moss for about a season abd some change. Let's face it, all stats aside, Brady could've easily been at least a 5x SB winner, at least! His legend continues to grow as we going into the 2014 season in a few months. Without question, Brady IS the greatest of all time.

One of the best clutch abs of all time and shows that he's not a one trick pony by boasting a great regular season and playoff record. Can put up huge numbers when given good receivers 2007-2012 and can win even with scrubs around him 2001-2006 and 2013. Truly one of the greats

Not a better QB than Dan Marino. The product of a system that fit him to a tee. Would not be as good in a different scheme. Can not play under pressure, so why is he considered the best?

2 Joe Montana Joseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr., nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a retired American football quarterback.

Apparently, in scouting reports he was called "cocky" and that "he lacked the tools for a NFL quarterback". Well, here we are in 2017, still gazing at his achievements, and, hey, I know it was the draft stock, but, really? Third round?!

I don't like the 49ers but how is joe Montana not number 1?

3 Brett Favre Brett Lorenzo Favre is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Drafted by the falcons, traded to green-bay sat behind " the majic man" and got a lucky starting spot and took the green bay packers to the first Super Bowl since 67 got into a car accident, rehabbed and held more passing records then any qb in nfl history definitely the greatest at his position no doubt!

Didn't pronounce name right on draft day.

4 Fran Tarkenton

Drafted in the third round.

5 Johnny Unitas John Constantine Unitas, nicknamed "Johnny U", or "The Golden Arm", was an American professional football player from the 1950s through the 1970s.
6 Kurt Warner Kurtis Eugene "Kurt" Warner is a former American football quarterback, a current part-time TV football analyst, and a philanthropist.

So underrated now he's actually playing really well with Arizona this year. TD should not be ahead of him and his career was cut short so what if he had stayed healthy he might have been the all time leading rusher he didn't and now he's a analyst on the nfl network. I'm sick of people and there stupid "what if"s it didn't happen get over it.

7 Terell Davis

Terrrel Davis was one of the few RB's to get over 2000 yrds in a season ever , he may go to the football hall of fame!

8 Steve Young Jon Steven Young is a former professional American football quarterback who played 15 seasons in the National Football League and is best known for his 13 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.
9 Terrell Owens Terrell Eldorado Owens is an American football wide receiver who played for the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.
10 Deacon Jones David D. "Deacon" Jones was an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and the Washington Redskins.
The Contenders
11 Thurman Thomas
12 Steve Largent Stephen Michael Largent is a retired American football player, enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a former Republican politician, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma, from 1994 until 2002.
13 Ray Guy

Actually Ray Guy is the only punter ever drafted in the first round. (not counting two-way players or kicker hybrids)

Bro this guy is beast he has NEVER gotten a punt for a TD in his whole career!

14 Adam Vinatieri
15 Russell Wilson Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos, and formerly for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.
16 Dick "Night Train" Lane
17 Devin Hester

Best kick returner EVER! how is he not on this list? he already nearly broke the most kick returns in a career record, in only 3 years! the current record holder played for at LEAST 7 years

18 Bart Starr
19 Richard Sherman Richard Kevin Sherman is an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League.
20 Marques Colston
21 Roger Staubach Roger Thomas Staubach, nicknamed Captain America and Captain Comeback, is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League.

Staubach was drafted round 10 pick pick 129 and is in the hall of fame. He made it to six pro bowls and was a a two time super bowl.

22 Kam Chancellor Kameron Darnel "Kam" Chancellor is a former American football strong safety of the National Football League. He spent all 8 seasons of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, and was a key member of their Legion of Boom defense.
23 Dak Prescott Rayne Dakota "Dak" Prescott is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.
24 Rod Smith
25 Julian Edelman Julian Francis Edelman is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Edelman was drafted in the seventh round two hundred and thirty two overall to the New England Patriots. Edelman played quarterback in college, but in the NFL he changed position to wide receiver due to his height.
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