Best NFL Players Picked in the Seventh Round of the NFL DraftNobody expects much out of seventh round picks. It usually a coin flip as to if they will even make the roster. But occasionally, you'll find a gem in the final round in the draft.
The Top Ten
When he retired in 2003, he held many tight end records such as receiving yards, touchdowns, and receptions. (These records would later be broken by Tony Gonzalez). He was the best tight end of his time. He was a member of three Superbowl championship teams, he was selected to eight pro bowls, was a member of the 1990s all decade team, and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
He made three pro bowls (selected to four), and cracked the top ten all time receptions and receiving yards list in his 14 year career, in which the Packers won one Superbowl. Some argue that he should be in the hall of fame.
He spent his entire 15 year career as a member of the Broncos offensive line. He helped Denver get back to back Superbowl victories, as well as helping them boast 6 different 1,000 yard rushers throughout his career. He made 5 pro bowls, and three all pro teams.
From faking punts to trolling the Titans during the NFL Draft, this punter definitely deserves a spot on this list. He made two pro bowls and was a member of an all pro team. His longest punt was 74 yards.
You wouldn't expect much out of an undersized defensive lineman drafted in the seventh round, but McCrary made two pro bowls and averaged 12 sacks per season from 1996-99.
He made three pro bowls in his career with the Cowboys and Dolphins, and although he played safety, he was known to be great with the ball in his hands as a returned, as well as when he intercepted the ball.
No matter how much you hate the pats and Edelman, you must admit he is part of the reason they are what they are. How did he not make the list?
An offensive lineman, he won three Superbowl rings and went to two pro bowls. He also apparently ran hurdles in high school. I've never heard of a lineman doing that.
In 2007 he tied for most receptions in the entire NFL, and he averaged 87 yards per season. He made 1 pro bowl, and while that may not seem like a lot compared to some players on this list, nite that he did this as a member of the Bengals.
In his 23 year career, he scored 2,434 points, which was a record back in 2004. At that time he also had the most field goals in NFL history. (This record was broken by Morten Anderson.) In 1998, he had the first ever perfect season, where he made every field goal and extra point that he attempted.
In 9 seasons with the Saints, he became their franchise leader in receptions as well as receiving yards. He made 1 pro bowl