That isn't usually the case, though, as one player typically emerges in the pre-draft process as the best prospect on the board, and teams have been on a pretty good run in the last three seasons with Sam Bradford, Matthew Stafford and Jake Long. Those three have ways to go before being considered among the best No. 1 picks of all time, although Bradford and Long are off to a good start and Stafford could catch up if he ever stays healthy.
Teams face tons of pressure to hit on the top pick, and they can feel a great sense of vindication when they get it right or a whole lot of backlash if they don't.
Let's take a look at the top 10 No. 1 picks of all time, and the list features eight Hall of Famers, one certain Hall of Famer and four quarterbacks who have combined to win 10 Super Bowls.