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The best and worst at No. 1

Which No. 1 overall picks have done the best, and worst, over the last 25 years -- the NFL's, the NBA's, or MLB's? Jim Baker takes a look back.

Updated: April 28, 2006, 1:28 PM ET
By Jim Baker | Special to Page 2

You've heard of comparing apples to oranges, of course. What we're about to do here is compare apples to oranges to … what? Sturgeon? With the NFL draft looming, we're looking at its past No. 1 picks and comparing them to the top picks in baseball and basketball's drafts.

Problematic? Heck yes. Basketball has just two rounds and much more at stake when a player's name is called on draft day. Football and basketball players chosen at this level are expected to make the roster right ...

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