Top 10 No. 2 overall picks in NFL Draft History

The No. 2 pick has been a home for Hall of Famers
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6. Eric Dickerson, Los Angeles Rams (1983)

The SMU legend still has the rushing record of 2,105 yards in a single season, and that mark may never be broken. Dickerson ended his career with four rushing titles in his first five years, starting off a legendary career that would end with Six Pro Bowls, five First-Team All-Pro nods, and three MVP runner-up finishes.

Dickerson may have flamed out at the end of his career, but that peak may be the best any running back has had since the merger. Not only was he the sole driving force on Rams teams that often had subpar quarterback play, but he also helped establish the Colts as a legitimate team after their move to Indianapolis.

Julius Peppers was a great No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft

5. Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers (2002)

With the expansion Texans needing to take a quarterback like David Carr, the North Carolina freak fell to his home state Panthers at No. 2. This move began a 17-year career of insane longevity that saw him get 12 sacks as a 22-year-old rookie and 11 as a grizzled 37-year-old veteran.

Peppers officially ranks fourth all-time with 159.5 sacks, just one behind the late Kevin Greene. Peppers has nine Pro Bowls, six All-Pro teams, and 10 seasons with at least 10 sacks to his name. An Athletic freak who was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame, Peppers is one of the greatest defensive ends of all time.