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NFL Draft in the Super70s

By Patrick Mondout

Three future Hall of Famers were selected number one overall in the Super70s (Bradshaw, Selmon, and Campbell). Alternatively, Walt Patulski and Tom Cousineau were also thought to be the best players in their drafts.

We have complete coverage (including round by round selections and some analysis) for each year. Select a year from the table below, which also lists number one overall picks for each season of the Super70s (figures for the Awesome80s are here).

Year Player, Position School Team Years Pro Bowls
1970 Terry Bradshaw, qb Louisana Tech Pittsburgh 14 3
1971 Jim Plunkett, qb Stanford New England 15 0
1972 Walt Patulski, dt Notre Dame Buffalo 5 0
1973 John Matuszak, de Tampa Houston 9 0
1974 Ed 'Too Tall' Jones, de Tennessee State Dallas 15 3
1975 Steve Bartkowski, qb California Atlanta 12 2
1976 Lee Roy Selmon, de Oklahoma Tampa Bay 9 6
1977 Ricky Bell, rb Southern Cal Tampa Bay 6 0
1978 Earl Campbell, rb Texas Houston 8 5
1979 Tom Cousineau, lb Ohio State Buffalo 6 0
 

 

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