Quiz: #1 Overall Draft Picks

1936 Eagles Draft Pick

With the first pick in the 1936 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select…

The NFL has been holding drafts since 1936, meaning there have been 81 #1 overall picks made. Through a period of awarding the first pick via a random drawing (1947 to 1958), competing with the AFL (1966 to 1969) to the Common Draft era since, there have been 43 #1 overall picks to make the Pro Bowl, 12 elected to the Hall of Fame, but just five selected as NFL Rookie of the Year.

In the quiz below, name as many of the #1 overall picks as you can, in 15 minutes.

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1936
 Jay Berwanger
Philadelphia Eagles
1937
 Sam Francis
Philadelphia Eagles
1938
 Corbett Davis
Cleveland Rams
1939
 Ki Aldrich
Chicago Cardinals
1940
 George Cafego
Chicago Cardinals
1941
 Tom Harmon
Chicago Bears
1942
 Bill Dudley
Pittsburgh Steelers
1943
 Frank Sinkwich
Detroit Lions
1944
 Angelo Bertelli
Boston Yanks
1945
 Charley Trippi
Chicago Cardinals
1946
 Frank Dancewicz
Boston Yanks
1947
 Bob Fenimore
Chicago Bears
1948
 Harry Gilmer
Washington Redskins
1949
 Chuck Bednarik
Philadelphia Eagles
1950
 Leon Hart
Detroit Lions
1951
 Kyle Rote
New York Giants
1952
 Bill Wade
Los Angeles Rams
1953
 Harry Babcock
San Francisco 49ers
1954
 Bobby Garrett
Cleveland Browns
1955
 George Shaw
Baltimore Colts
1956
 Gary Glick
Pittsburgh Steelers
1957
 Paul Hornung
Green Bay Packers
1958
 King Hill
Chicago Cardinals
1959
 Randy Duncan
Green Bay Packers
1960
 Billy Cannon
Los Angeles Rams
1961
 Tommy Mason
Minnesota Vikings
1962
 Ernie Davis
Washington Redskins
1963
 Terry Baker
Los Angeles Rams
1964
 Dave Parks
San Francisco 49ers
1965
 Tucker Frederjckson
New York Giants
1966
 Tommy Nobis
Atlanta Falcons
1967
 Bubba Smith
Baltimore Colts
1968
 Ron Yary
Minnesota Vikings
1969
 OJ Simpson
Buffalo Bills
1970
 Terry Bradshaw
Pittsburgh Steelers
1971
 Jim Plunkett
New England Patriots
1972
 Walt Patulski
Buffalo Bills
1973
 John Matuszak
Houston Oilers
1974
 Ed Jones
Dallas Cowboys
1975
 Steve Bartowski
Atlanta Falcons
1976
 Lee Roy Selmon
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1977
 Ricky Bell
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1978
 Earl Campbell
Houston Oilers
1979
 Tom Cousineau
Buffalo Bills
1980
 Billy Sims
Detroit Lions
1981
 George Rogers
New Orleans Saints
1982
 Kenneth Sims
New England Patriots
1983
 John Elway
Baltimore Colts
1984
 Irving Fryar
New England Patriots
1985
 Bruce Smith
Buffalo Bills
1986
 Bo Jackson
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1987
 Vinny Testaverde
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1988
 Aundray Bruce
Atlanta Falcons
1989
 Troy Aikman
Dallas Cowboys
1990
 Jeff George
Indianapolis Colts
1991
 Russell Maryland
Dallas Cowboys
1992
 Steve Emtmen
Indianapolis Colts
1993
 Drew Bledsoe
New England Patriots
1994
 Dan Wilkinson
Cincinnati Bengals
1995
 Ki-Jana Carter
Cincinnati Bengals
1996
 Keyshawn Johnson
New York Jets
1997
 Orlando Pace
St. Louis Rams
1998
 Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
1999
 Tim Couch
Cleveland Browns
2000
 Courtney Brown
Cleveland Browns
2001
 Michael Vick
Atlanta Falcons
2002
 David Carr
Houston Texans
2003
 Carson Palmer
Cincinnati Bengals
2004
 Eli Manning
San Diego Chargers
2005
 Alex Smith
San Francisco 49ers
2006
 Mario Williams
Houston Texans
2007
 JaMarcus Russell
Oakland Raiders
2008
 Jake Long
Miami Dolphins
2009
 Matthew Stafford
Detroit Lions
2010
 Sam Bradford
St. Louis Rams
2011
 Cam Newton
Carolina Panthers
2012
 Andrew Luck
Indianapolis Colts
2013
 Eric Fisher
Kansas City Chiefs
2014
 Jadeveon Clowney
Houston Texans
2015
 Jameis Winston
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2016
 Jared Goff
Los Angeles Rams

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