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Irrelevant can be a good thing

Originally Published: April 30, 2011
By Melissa Jacobs

The No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft is one of the most uniquely coveted positions in all of sports. The lucky draftee is instantly crowned a franchise's "savior," takes home gobs of guaranteed money, realizes dreams of endorsement deals and, perhaps, Super Bowl rings. But for those players who don't quite add up to a Peyton Manning or Michael Vick, becoming the No. 255th pick is still a pretty decent consolation prize. Or, as the last pick in the draft is known, (since 1976, when Pete Rozelle ...

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