Redrafting the number 1 overall NFL pick from 1979-1988

Redraft is conducted based on best player (statistically) from the draft with the same position as the number 1 overall pick from that year.

1988: Falcons- Ken Norton Jr LB UCLA (41st pick in 1988). Actual pick (Aundray Bruce LB)

1987: Buccaneers- Rich Gannon QB Delaware (98th pick in 1987). Actual pick (Vinny Testaverde QB)

1986: Buccaneers- Neal Anderson RB Florida (27th pick in 1986). Actual pick (Bo Jackson RB)

1985: Bills- Bruce Smith DE Virginia Tech (1st pick in 1985). Actual pick (Bruce Smith DE)

1984: Patriots- Irving Fryar WR Nebraska (1st pick in 1984). Actual pick (Irving Fryar WR)

1983: Colts- Dan Marino QB Pittsburgh (27th pick in 1983). Actual pick (John Elway QB)

1982: Patriots- Jeff Bryant DE Clemson (6th pick in 1982). Actual pick (Kenneth Sims DE)

1981: Saints- James Brooks RB Auburn (24th pick in 1981). Actual pick (George Rogers RB)

1980: Lions- Billy Sims RB Oklahoma (1st pick in 1980). Actual pick (Billy Sims RB)

1979: Bills- Jerry Robinson LB UCLA (21st pick in 1979). Actual pick (Tom Cousineau LB)

Teams with the same pick in the redraft: 1985 Bills (Bruce Smith DE), 1984 Patriots (Irving Fryar WR), and 1980 Lions (Billy Sims RB)

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