Now that last week's NFL Draft is officially in the books, we can stop talking about who will be the No. 1 overall pick and start talking about whether the man who was -- defensive end Myles Garrett -- will live up to the billing.
History shows that a fair perentage of these can't-miss prospects do, in fact, miss -- and some miss badly. A week into Garrett's new job with the Cleveland Browns, we've looked back at the players who occupied the No. 1 spot in each of the past 25 years and ranked them, taking into account a combination of career longevity and overall accomplishments.
Where will Garrett end up when all is said and done?
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2007: JaMarcus Russell, QB, Oakland Raiders
Easily the biggest bust on this list. Russell's $68 million contract is often cited as the reason NFL owners insisted on implementing a rookie salary scale as part of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, and considering he flamed completely out of the league after just three seasons, it's easy to understand why.
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1992: Steve Emtman, DE, Indianapolis Colts
Injuries limited Emtman to just 18 games in three seasons with the team that drafted him, and he played three more years in the NFL before his career was finished.
1995: Ki-Jana Carter, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
By all accounts, Carter had a unique skill set coming out of college that projected well for NFL success. But he tore a knee ligament in a preseason game before his first professional season and was never the same. He played sparingly during his career and finished with a total of just 1,144 yards rushing in seven NFL seasons.
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2000: Courtney Brown, DE, Cleveland Browns
Brown played all 16 games just once in his six NFL seasons, a run far too brief for any No. 1 pick. He finished his career with just 19 sacks and was out of the league by age 27.
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1999: Tim Couch, QB, Cleveland Browns
Couch was sacked a league-high 56 times in his rookie season, then suffered a torn labrum in 2000 that effectively wrecked the rest of his career. He led Cleveland to a playoff berth in 2002 but was out of the league after starting just eight games in 2003.
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2016: Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams
Thanks to then-head coach Jeff Fisher's hesitance to immediately throw his rookie QB into the fire, Goff played just seven games in his first NFL season. He completed 54.6 percent of his passes and finished with five touchdowns and seven interceptions. We'll need a much larger sample size to determine whether he'll one day move up much higher on this list.
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2013: Eric Fisher, OT, Kansas City Chiefs
Fisher has been just fine as a starter on the offensive line, though Chiefs fans may take a while to forgive him for the holding penalty that negated his team's game-tying two-point conversion last season in a playoff game against the Steelers.
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1994: Dan Wilkinson, DT, Cincinnati Bengals
"Big Daddy" Wilkinson may not have been as dominant at his position as the Bengals would have liked, but he was a durable starter in the league for 12 of his 13 NFL seasons, even though he played just his first four in Cincinnati. He finished his career with 54.5 sacks.
2002: David Carr, QB, Houston Texans
Carr spent the better part of his first four NFL seasons running for his life in the Texans backfield and was sacked more than anyone else in three of those years. As the quarterback for a brand new franchise that was starting from scratch, Carr didn't have the best chance to show what he might have been capable of at the professional level.
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2008: Jake Long, OT, Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins got exactly what they expected out of Long, if only for four years. He made the Pro Bowl that many times in Miami before playing a limited role on three different teams in his final three NFL seasons. The cumulative effect of years of injuries forced him to retire this spring.
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2010: Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams
Bradford may not have lived up to his lofty draft position, but he's still a capable NFL starting quarterback six years into his career. He led the league in completion rate at 71.6 percent last season -- albeit for his third NFL team -- and finished with 20 touchdown passes against five interceptions.
1996: Keyshawn Johnson, WR, New York Jets
Johnson may have been known more for his brash quotes than his on-field performance, but he was more than solid as a wide receiver. He caught 76 passes for 1,088 yards for a Buccaneers team that won the Super Bowl in 2002 and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times during his 11-year career.
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2001: Michael Vick, QB, Atlanta Falcons
Vick was a Pro Bowl selection in three of his six seasons with the Falcons and led Atlanta to the NFC Championship Game in 2004. He was out of the league for two years due to some ugly off-the-field issues but regained his Pro Bowl form with the Eagles in 2010 and ultimately played in the league for a total of 12 seasons.
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2014: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, Houston Texans
Last season was the healthiest of Clowney's young career, and it was also his best. He started in 14 games for a Texans team that had the league's top-ranked defense, finished with six sacks and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time.
2015: Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Winston was a Pro Bowl selection in his rookie season but was even better in 2016. He threw for 4,090 yards while completing 60.8 percent of his passes and helped guide the Bucs to a 9-7 campaign, the team's first winning record since 2010.
2005: Alex Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Smith was replaced by Colin Kaepernick with the 49ers but has guided the Chiefs to 11-win seasons in three of his four years in Kansas City and has been a Pro Bowl selection twice, including in 2016. He may not be flashy, but he completes a high percentage of his passes while keeping the interception numbers low, which gives his team a solid chance to win every time he takes the field.
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2012: Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
Luck was a Pro Bowl selection in each of his first three seasons, and though injuries limited him to just seven games in 2015 he bounced back last year to complete a career-best 63.5 percent of his passes for 4,240 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Williams made it to two Pro Bowls in six seasons with the Texans, then made it to two more as a member of the Bills. He has 97.5 sacks in his 11-year career, and despite playing well below expectations for the Dolphins last year, he said late in the season that he hopes to continue playing in 2017.
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1993: Drew Bledsoe, QB, New England Patriots
Bledsoe will be forever known as the man Tom Brady replaced in New England, but he also made the Pro Bowl four times over his 14-year career and led the league in passing by throwing for 4,555 yards in his second NFL season.
2003: Carson Palmer, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
Palmer made it to two Pro Bowls with the Bengals in his first three NFL seasons but had to wait nine years before getting his third selection with the Cardinals at age 36. He's thrown for more than 44,000 yards for three teams and will be back for a 14th season in 2017.
2011: Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
Newton has a Rookie of the Year award and the 2015 MVP already in his trophy case, along with three Pro Bowl selections in his first six NFL seasons. There's no question that his 2016 season was an extreme disappointment after a Super Bowl appearance a year earlier, but hopefully after undergoing shoulder surgery in March he'll be better than ever in 2017.
2009: Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
Stafford has become a franchise quarterback in Detroit, and that's all you can ask when you select a QB with the first overall pick. He's thrown for at least 4,250 yards in each of the past six seasons and got off to a fast start in 2016 before a finger injury slowed his production for the final four games of the year.
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1997: Orlando Pace, OT, St. Louis Rams
Simply put, Pace was one of the best offensive lineman of his era. He made it to seven straight Pro Bowls from 1999-2005, won a Super Bowl with the Rams in 1999 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2016.
2004: Eli Manning, QB, San Diego Chargers
Manning didn't want to play for San Diego, so the Chargers made a draft-day deal to send him to the Giants. Manning has been the starter in New York ever since. He's the only QB to have beaten Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in a Super Bowl -- and he's done so twice.
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1998: Peyton Manning, QB, Indianapolis Colts
One of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history from a sheer numbers standpoint, Manning was an easy choice to place atop our list. A five-time NFL MVP with two Super Bowl titles and 14 Pro Bowl selections, Manning retired after the 2015 season as the NFL's all-time leader in both passing yards (71,940) and passing TDs (539).