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The No. 1 pick: A 50-year history lesson

1987: VINNY TESTAVERDE, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers A

1987: VINNY TESTAVERDE, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
A native Long Islander with a cannon for an arm, "Yo Vinny" is 7th all-time with 46,223 passing yards and 8th all-time with 275 TDs. But he's 90-123-1 as a starter, which will happen when you play six years for Tampa Bay in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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As the NFL combine floats up and down on the Google trends list this week, the trendiest of the topics revolves around what the Colts will do with the No. 1 pick. Will they draft Stanford QB Andrew Luck or Heisman Trophy winner and Baylor QB Robert Griffin III? Or will they stick with Peyton Manning and go in a different direction?

We'll leave all that for Bob Glauber to handle.

Right now, let's take a look at the history of No. 1 picks and see why so much time, money, emphasis and discussion gets placed on that pick.

Here's a 50-year look back at every No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. See who hit and who missed.

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