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The greatest draft steal for every single NFL team

Sports Media Group Logo By Doug Farrar of Sports Media Group | Slide 1 of 33: It's been said that luck is the residue of design, but sometimes you just fall in a big vat of goodness and you have to tip your hat and thank the deity of your choice. More than once, every NFL has drafted a player whose on-field performance far outstrips his draft status.

It's the inverse of the epic draft bust, really. The player can be undersized, unremarkable, relatively inexperienced or just inexplicably overlooked, but once he gets in the right system, amazing things can happen. In this list of every NFL team's most remarkable draft steal, we have several Hall of Famers, some current players who will wear gold jackets when their careers are over, and players who changed their positions forever once given the chance to succeed.

It's one of the most amazing things about the draft process, and something every team hopes will happen to them when the 2019 draft gets underway next week-to find the hidden gem after everyone else has passed him by. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

It's been said that luck is the residue of design, but sometimes you just fall in a big vat of goodness and you have to tip your hat and thank the deity of your choice. More than once, every NFL has drafted a player whose on-field performance far outstrips his draft status. It's the inverse of the epic draft bust, really. The player can be undersized, unremarkable, relatively inexperienced or just inexplicably overlooked, but once he gets in the right system, amazing things can happen. In this list of every NFL team's most remarkable draft steal, we have several Hall of Famers, some current players who will wear gold jackets when their careers are over, and players who changed their positions forever once given the chance to succeed. It's one of the most amazing things about the draft process, and something every team hopes will happen to them when the 2019 draft gets underway next week-to find the hidden gem after everyone else has passed him by. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
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