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Does Being Number One Really Matter?

RB Chris Johnson (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

When compared to their draft class peers, there was no one statistically better at running the ball, intercepting passes, throwing passes or sacking the quarterback than these players. But did it pay off for them on draft weekend?'s Ed Thompson takes a look.

When it comes to drafting players for the NFL, it's obvious that being the best in specific statistical category doesn't guarantee a player first-round consideration. If it was that easy there'd be no need for team scouts, the Scouting Combine and pro days. One of the many reasons you can't just pick players based on their statistics is that even if you only look at the top players in the NCAA's... Recommended Stories

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