NFL Draft: Photos of NFL Stars From When They Were Drafted

A new wave of talent sweeps into the league this week during the 2021 NFL Draft. Take a look back at when Hall of Famers and the NFL's current stars first made their way into the league.

NFL Draft: Photos of NFL Stars From When They Were Drafted

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    Aaron Rodgers, 2005

    Aaron Rodgers, 2005

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    The Green Bay Packers selected Rodgers with the No. 24 pick after a famous, long wait in the green room. He's gone on to win a Super Bowl and three MVP awards.

    Terry Bradshaw, 1970

    Terry Bradshaw, 1970

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Bradshaw No. 1 overall. He guided the team to four Super Bowl championships and has since enjoyed a long career as a commentator on FOX Sports.

    Brett Favre, 1991

    Brett Favre, 1991

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    Brett Favre talks to the Atlanta Falcons from his bedroom in Mississippi, after he was selected No. 33 overall. He started 297 consecutive games, an NFL record.

    Tom Brady, 2000

    Tom Brady, 2000

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    The New England Patriots drafted Brady in the sixth round, No. 199 overall. Six QBs were drafted ahead of him. This past season, he won his seventh Super Bowl.

    Bo Jackson, 1986

    Bo Jackson, 1986

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    The Tampa Bay Bucs drafted Jackson No. 1 overall in 1986, but he never played for them. He remains the only athlete to play in the MLB All-Star Game and to be named to the NFL's Pro Bowl.

    John Elway, 1983

    John Elway, 1983

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    The Hall-of-Fame QB was originally drafted No. 1 overall by the Baltimore Colts. But he forced a trade to the Denver Broncos days later. He went on to win two Super Bowls.

    Herschel Walker, 1982

    Herschel Walker, 1982

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    The RB won the Heisman and then left for the USFL because the NFL didn't allow underclassmen in the draft. He later signed with the Cowboys and played 12 NFL seasons.

    Jim Harbaugh, 1987

    Jim Harbaugh, 1987

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    The Chicago Bears drafted Harbaugh No. 26 overall. He went on to play 14 seasons at QB. He also coached the 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance and currently coaches at the University of Michigan.

    Troy Aikman, 1989

    Troy Aikman, 1989

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    The Dallas Cowboys drafted Aikman No. 1 overall. He, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin would form a lethal combination that led the 'Boys to three titles in the 90s.

    Michael Vick, 2001

    Michael Vick, 2001

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    The Atlanta Falcons drafted Vick No. 1 overall. He's currently the NFL's all-time leader in rushing yards by a quarterback with 6,109.

    Drew Brees, 2001

    Drew Brees, 2001

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    Drew Brees with then-girlfriend, now wife, Brittany Dudchenko packing bags after the Chargers selected him No. 32 overall. He retired as No. 2 all-time with 571 career touchdown passes.