Ranking the Past 15 No. 1 NFL Draft Picks

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Having the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft is supposed to get a team their franchise player for the next decade.

Some of the greatest players of all-time were No. 1 picks.

Unfortunately, that isn't always the case.

In fact, of the six No. 1 picks drafted from 2010-15, only one (Eric Fisher) is still under contract with a team. 

Cam Newton, Jameis Winston, Sam Bradford and Jadeveon Clowney are free agents, while Andrew Luck is retired. 

That being said, we decided to rank the past 15 No. 1 overall draft picks. 

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15. JaMarcus Russell, QB (Oakland Raiders- 2007)

Does anything really need to be said here? Russell is the biggest draft bust in NFL history. 

Russell lasted just three years in the league, went 7-18 as a starter and threw just 18 touchdowns along with 38 turnovers.

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14. Sam Bradford, QB (St. Louis Rams- 2010)

The 2008 Heisman Trophy winner made a lot of money in his career but still never lived up to the expectations that he had when he entered the league. 

After signing the largest deal ever for a rookie, Bradford won Offensive Rookie of the Year.

But due in large part to injuries, things only got worst from there. 

Bradford tore his ACL twice from 2013-14 and was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.

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13. Eric Fisher, OT (Kansas City Chiefs- 2013)</